Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) Signs First Time Contract for GE Power’s Software Technology

With about 70% of the country’s population having access to electricity, Botswana is currently focused on the digital transformation of its grid network to enhance reliable access for its people
GE Power’s Digital Energy software will provide a single platform for grid control centers in
Gaborone andFrancistown

Project will improve customer service, reduce down-time and improve revenue collection
Contract expands GE Power’s software leadership in Energy Management Systems (EMS) in
Southern Africa
Aligning with Botswana’s commitment to provide energy users access to affordable energy services
and improve its grid efficiency, GE Power’s Grid Solution business (NYSE: GE) announced that it has
signed its first contract with Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) on May 24, 2018. The contract
includes the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of a SCADA/Energy Management
system at the principal grid control centers in Botswana Power Corporation’s (BPC) headquarters in
Gaborone and the back-up control center in Francistown.

At the contract signing ceremony, Dr. Stefan Schwarzfischer, Chief Executive Officer for Botswana Power Corporation said, “The functionalities of this platform will improve customer services by leveraging our existing customer call system, reduce down-time, improve revenue collection as well as overall customer satisfaction. Once the project is completed, BPC will benefit from a single platform for both Gaborone and Francistown.”

With about 70% of the country’s population having access to electricity, Botswana is currently focused
on the digital transformation of its grid network to enhance reliable access for its people. “GE
technology will bring reliable, efficient and sustainable electricity, using cutting edge digital solutions
while powering the country forward,” said Lazarus Angbazo, CEO, GE Grid Solutions, Sub-Saharan Africa.
“This project marks the beginning of a rewarding partnership with BPC, reinforces GE’s commitment to
support the government of Botswana in its digital transformation process and will further expand GE’s
leadership on the Energy Management Systems market in Southern Africa where more than 50% of the
Transmission utilities are relying on GE’s Advanced Energy Management System (EMS) Solution Platform
to operate their networks.”

With the extended IT/OT integration, more interconnected networks and further regional integration,
there is a need for the renewal of many existing Energy Management Systems to achieve better
monitoring and asset management across the various power pools in Africa. Steven Martin, Chief Digital
Officer, GE Power, added, “GE Power’s Digital Energy software portfolio — including Advanced EMS –
enables us to support new customers like BPC in parts of the world where portions of the population
still need access to electricity. We are inspired by the digital strategies that BPC has created to ensure its
communities grow and thrive in a time of intensive change and opportunity within the energy sector.”

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