Western Power Corridor pact can be revived, says Reuel Khoza
The Africa Energy Indaba hears Inga 3 hydropower project and associated infrastructure development is possible with political vision and will
The Western Power Corridor could still be revived with committed political leadership, Reuel Khoza said on Monday. The corridor was a cooperative agreement among five Southern African countries established in 2003 to develop the Inga 3 hydropower project and associated infrastructure. Khoza, a former Eskom chairman, is now involved in renewable power projects. One of the speakers on a ministerial panel on increasing regional energy trade and co-operation at the Africa Energy Indaba starting on Tuesday, he is chairman of Aka Capital and independent power producer Globeleq as well as the author of several books on governance and leadership. The corridor involved SA, Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Namibia, each of which was represented equally by its utilities in Westcor, a joint venture company. Westcor conducted feasibility studies into Inga 3, which would have provided about 5,000MG of power. Westcor also aimed to develop the 45,000MW Grand Inga project. In 2...