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November 30, 2021

Morupule Coal Fired Power Plant, Botswana

By Carmen

The Morupule Coal Fired Power Plant is 1,200MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Central, Botswana. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 1,200 1,200 Permitting Central, Botswana Atlantic Energy Partners; Energy & Natural Resource Corporation (Botswana)

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Atlantic Energy Partners and Energy & Natural Resource Corporation (Botswana). The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 15% and 5% respectively.

It is a steam turbine power plant that will be used for Baseload. The power plant can run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant will be bituminous. In case of shortage of bituminous the plant will run on Diesel Fuel oil. The fuel will be procured from Morupule Coal Mine.

Morupule Coal Fired Power Plant (Morupule Coal Fired Power Plant Unit I) consists of 1 steam turbine with 300MW nameplate capacity.

Morupule Coal Fired Power Plant (Morupule Coal Fired Power Plant Unit II) consists of 1 steam turbine with 300MW nameplate capacity.

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Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the Morupule Coal Fired Power Plant (Morupule Coal Fired Power Plant Unit I) will be sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement for a period of 30 years.

The power generated from the Morupule Coal Fired Power Plant (Morupule Coal Fired Power Plant Unit II) will be sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement for a period of 30 years.

About Atlantic Energy Partners

Atlantic Energy Partners LLC (AEP) is a private exploration and production company that offers a partnership with extensive industry, corporate and advisory expertise combined with financial investment capability. AEP is headquartered in Cape Town, Western Cape,South Africa.

About Energy & Natural Resource Corporation (Botswana)

Energy & Natural Resource Corporation (Botswana) Pty Ltd focused on the introduction, design, construction and operation of independent power plants. The company is located in Botswana.

Methodology

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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