General News

BPC seeks bidders to build 100 megawatt solar plant

Botswana Power Corporation

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), is looking for bidders to build a 100 megawatt (MW) solar plant to help uplift the standard of energy security in the country.

BPC is a Botswana state-owned power utility.

Botswana, as well-known diamond-rich country in southern Africa, is facing power supply crisis which make it to depend on South Africa and Mozambique for power generation.

BPC has published a document on its website stating that it is expecting a high energy demand to double up to 1,359 MW from around 600 MW.

“BPC would, therefore, like to engage companies into a joint venture for the development, implementation and operation of a 100 MW solar power plant with suitable storage capacity,” it said.

Botswana is now using most of its power usage from its coal-fired Morupule B power plant through the 300 MW expansion and the successful bidder to take the project is expected to begin two years prior to the appointment date.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required