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CBM could help transform Botswana’s power sector

Botswana is highly dependent on electricity imports, but new developments in CBM may help the country abolish its power deficit to become a net exporter Botswana is highly dependent on electricity imports, but new developments in CBM may help the country abolish its power deficit to become a net exporter.
By Ian Nkala 22 May 2017 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production 0 25993
Botswana generates around 132 MW from the Morupule coal power plant. (Botswana Power Corp.)

Botswana’s potential for CBM production may help it overcome challenges in its power sector, which is being hampered by heavy reliance on imports.

Tlou Energy, an AIM- and ASX-listed company focused on CBM-to-power projects in southeastern Botswana, is one of two companies – the other being Botswana-based Sekaname – invited by the country’s government to bid for the development of up to 100 MW of CBM-fired power plants.

The power tender closes in the third quarter of 2017. Tlou expects to feed...