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December 8, 2021

Botswana Coal Fired Power Plant, Botswana

By Carmen

The Botswana Coal Fired Power Plant is 300MW coal fired power project. It is planned in South-East, Botswana. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 300 300 Announced South-East, Botswana Botswana Power


The project is being developed and currently owned by Botswana Power.

It is a steam turbine power plant.

The project cost is expected to be around $556.113m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

About Botswana Power

Botswana Power Corp (BPC) is a parastatal utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity. Its transmission network connects various towns in Botswana such as Maun, Shakawe, Gumare, Pandamatenga, Ghanzi, and Kasane. BPC distributes electricity to areas approved by the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources. It caters to the electricity requirement of both mining and non-mining industries in the country. BPC offers online and technical services for the convenience of our customers. The company through its subsidiary BPC Lesedi offers solar home systems, efficient cooking stoves, heat retention bags and low pressure solar geysers. BPC is headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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