Gov’t doubles Mmadinare solar contract to 120MW

Green power: More renewable energy is being installed in the country. 
The utility-scale plant, to be located near Selebi Phikwe, will be the country’s largest PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Green power: More renewable energy is being installed in the country. The utility-scale plant, to be located near Selebi Phikwe, will be the country’s largest PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Scatec ASA, the Norwegian firm that scooped a contract to build the country’s largest renewable energy plant to date, says government has doubled the deal to 120MW, with capital costs estimated at $104 million (P1.4bn).

The original 60MW plant, to be built between Selebi-Phikwe and Mmadinare by June 2024, was the largest renewable procurement signed off by government. Government and Scatec officials signed a binding 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in August 2022 in Gaborone.

Under the deal, Scatec will finance, develop, and operate the solar power station, with the Botswana Power Corporation purchasing the generation.


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