Scatec signs power purchase agreement for construction of solar PV facility in Botswana

BOTSWANA – Renewable energy solutions provider Scatec and the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) have signed a binding 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the construction of a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility with a contracted capacity of 50 MW at Selebi Phikwe. Scatec owns 100% of the project and will be the designated engineering, procurement and construction company, asset manager, and…

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Fintech company Cellulant partners Orange Money to enable card-to-wallet transfers

BOTSWANA – Cellulant, a Pan-African fintech company, has partnered with Orange Money, the mobile money service of Orange to enable card-to-wallet transfers for 8 banks in Botswana. The Orange Money Card-To-Wallet service in Botswana enables customers to transfer money online from any bank account to an Orange Money wallet. The service is available to all Orange Botswana customers with bank…

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Independent power producer Scatec, BPC set to construct 50 MWp solar power plant

BOTSWANA – Norwegian independent power producer (IPP) Scatec has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for the construction of a 50 MWp solar photovoltaic plant. Scatec intends to install the solar park in Selebi-Phikwe, a mining town located 402 km from the capital of Botsawna, Gaborone. Under the PPA, Scatec will sell the electricity generated…

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BDC celebrates ground-breaking of Oxigas plant in Selibe Phikwe

BOTSWANA – Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) has launched the ground-breaking of a specialised warehouse facility for Oxygen Gas Pty Ltd (Oxygas) project in Selibe- Phikwe. Oxygas is a 100% citizen-owned company that has been set up to manufacture medical and industrial gas and is one of the trailblazers in this field, in Botswana. The ceremony was officiated by the Honorable…

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Air Botswana resumes direct flights to Zambia and Zimbabwe

BOTSWANA – Air Botswana has announced that it has resumed direct flights from Gaborone to Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and Zambia’s Lusaka, two years after it had stopped them following the Covid-19 pandemic. Air Botswana stopped flights to some countries in April 2020 following the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic, as states took measures to prevent spread of the virus. The…

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Tlou Energy signs transmission line contract for Lesedi Power Project in Botswana

BOTSWANA – Botswana-focused coalbed methane (CBM) developer Tlou Energy has signed a contract for the construction of a transmission line to link its Lesedi power project to the country’s grid. Lesedi is located approximately 100 Km from the existing electricity grid in Botswana. The first stage of development will be the erection of wooden poles fitted with an overhead 66kV…

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Botswana issues tender for six solar power plants

BOTSWANA – The Botswana Power Corporation, Botswana’s national power utility, has issued a request for proposals for the development and construction of six solar PV power plants across the Southern Africa country. The utility has not provided details on the combined and individual capacity of the solar plants nor has it disclosed details on their locations. Interested developers have until…

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Botswana secures US$1m grant from AfDB’s SEFA fund to facilitate clean energy transition

BOTSWANA – The government of Botswana has secured US$1 million grant from The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) that is managed by the African Development Bank, to facilitate the country’s transition to clean energy. The technical assistance project supports the Government of Botswana in closing critical gaps in policy, regulatory and legal frameworks, which were identified at the Africa…

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Renewable energy provider FTC Solar awarded its first African project in Botswana

BOTSWANA – FTC Solar, Inc., a global provider of solar tracker systems, software and engineering services, has announced that it has been awarded its first project in Africa since entering this new market earlier this year. According to Ali Mortazavi, FTC Solar’s head of Sales and Marketing, the project will be located in Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources…

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Tlou Energy signs 10MW PPA with Botswana Power Corporation

BOTSWANA – Tlou Energy, an Australia-based company engaged in the exploration and evaluation of Coalbed Methane (CBM) natural gas and development of solar power generation, has signed a 10MW Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC). Under the terms of the PPA, BPC will purchase up to 10MW of power generated at Tlou’s Lesedi power project, to be…

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