The following press release was issued by the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security on Thursday 10 October 2019 in respect of the tender issued July 2018 for the development of a maximum of 100 MW coal-bed methane fuelled power plants in Botswana as an Independent Power Producer:
MMEWR 1/12/4 I (199) 10 October 2019
To All Media Houses
UPDATE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF COAL BED METHANE FUELLED PILOT POWER PLANTS IN BOTSWANA
The Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security wishes to assure interested stakeholders that it remains committed to the development of the Coal Bed Methane (CBM)-fuelled pilot power plants.
Pre-negotiation discussions between the Government and the two companies, Sekaname and Tlou Energy who have been selected as preferred bidders by the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) are ongoing. The Government is also in the process of acquiring a transactional advisor who will assist in the negotiation.
The project is a Government initiative geared towards facilitating development of the local gas industry.
Further information on the pilot project can be obtained from the Ministry’s Public Relations Office at 3656698.
Source: The Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (Thursday 10 October 2019).