Shumba Coal plans 200MW solar plant

Energy focused company, Shumba Coal, plans to develop a solar power station to produce up to 200MW in the North-Western part of the country, where copper mines are sprouting up.

The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) Listed coal junior on Tuesday released an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) public notice for the Photo Voltaic project, which will include an initial 100MW power plant, with a plan to increase to 200MW.  “The project will include an initial installation of 400,000 PV panels within an area of 200 hectares,” reads the notice.

The power station is expected to supply upcoming copper mines in the Kalahari copper belt, which are currently not connected to the national grid.

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This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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