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December 3, 2021

Mmamantswe Power Project, Botswana

By Carmen

The Mmamantswe Power Project is 600MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Botswana. The project is currently in permitting 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 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 600 600 Permitting Botswana African Energy Resources


The project is being developed and currently owned by African Energy Resources. The company has a stake of 100%.

It is a steam turbine power plant that will be used for Baseload. The fuel will be procured from Mmamantswe Coal Mine.

The project cost is expected to be around $1,112.227m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

About African Energy Resources

African Energy Resources Ltd (African Energy) is a coal exploration company. The company’s activities include development of multiple integrated power projects, and evaluation and exploration of coal and energy projects. Its project portfolio comprise Sese joint venture project, Mmamabula west coal power project and Mmamantswe coal project. The company operates in the British Virgin Island, Barbados, Botswana, and Australia. African Energy is headquartered in Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.


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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