BPC buys Matshelagabedi power plant

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has bought the 70 MW Matshelagabedi diesel power plant. BPC has been renting the plant from APR energy since 2009, under a five-year contract, which was extended by a further year in January 2014.

According to a Ministry of Minerals Energy and Water Resources committee of supply statement distributed to Members of Parliament last week, a decision has also been taken to extend the power plant by 35 MW of diesel generation, bringing the plant capacity to 105 MW.

“The aim is to complete the extension by the onset of the cold season this year and the procurement process is currently ongoing,” reads the statement.

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