Tlou completes 100km line

Fired up: Tlou has been testing its flares at Lesedi PIC: TLOU ENERGY
Fired up: Tlou has been testing its flares at Lesedi PIC: TLOU ENERGY

Emerging energy developer, Tlou Energy, has finalised construction of the key 100 kilometre transmission line which links its Lesedi Coal Bed Methane project to the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) substation in Serowe.

The project effectively connects Tlou’s planned generation to the national grid, enabling the Botswana Stock Exchange-listed company to supply the 10MW it has been engaged to do by the BPC to provide to the country.

In an update to investors on Wednesday, Tlou officials said its contractor for the line, Zismo Engineering, was now conducting final works including site clean-up and dismantling of equipment.

Tlou meanwhile is working on options that will allow the design of the planned five megawatt substation at the Lesedi project site to be adapted to beyond 10MW. Substations are required at either end of the transmission line, one to tie Tlou’s generators to the transmission line at Lesedi and another to integrate the line with the existing BPC substation at Serowe. Progress on both is estimated at 37%.

The first electricity from Lesedi will go towards the 10MW deal with the BPC and production pods at the project site have been successfully flaring gas.

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