Two-horse race tightens for 100MW CBM project

A bird's eye view of Kalahari Energy Botswana's project near Mmashoro PIC:KEB.CO.BW
A bird's eye view of Kalahari Energy Botswana's project near Mmashoro PIC:KEB.CO.BW

The race to developing the country’s first major clean energy plant, a 100 megawatt Coal Bed Methane (CBM) operation, is heating up after government granted preferential status to the only two bidders in the running.

Preferential status means government has now moved to finalise negotiations with the two bidders, which will lead to the hammering out of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and spades in the ground.

Although many factors will be considered, one major determinant will be the final tariff being offered by the bidders.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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