I-Carbon - a new player in the local energy industry – was launched last week. I-Carbon, which is a 100 per cent citizen-owned company, brings the Carbon Track technology aimed at giving customers control over their electricity consumption. I-Carbon managing Director Banusi Mbaakanyi said Carbon track is an Australian innovative energy saving device to measure and control the use of electricity to promote effective use. Speaking at the launch of the company, Mbaakanyi said the device (carbon track) will go a long way in helping save electricity in Botswana. She said her company is willing to perform a study on any company for them to see how the device works, saying the device is suitable for household and commercial use. The carbon track device is said have come at a good time when the country is looking at ways of saving power. The Chief Energy officer in the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and energy Security Kesetsenao Moalosi said the government spends a lot of money on 50% of the power imported. Moalosi said Batswana need to learn to use electricity effectively and carbon track would help. “This device comes at an appropriate time. It will go a long way in enhancing Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) efforts to push for effective use of power,” he said. He said the use of carbon track could create more jobs and help diversify the economy. Moalosi said studies about carbon track have proven that it is a successful technology. A representative from BPC Pelaelo Kgomotso also welcomed the carbon track technology. He said there is need to reduce energy consumption to save the environment. “Initiatives like this are very welcome for customers to be in control of their power consumption,” he said. Carbon Track South Africa Chief Executive Officer Auke Algera explained further that with carbon track customers get in control of their power consumption, saying a person or company can be able to monitor, measure and control all its power consumption patterns.