BPC signs PPA for solar PV plants in Botswana

Sturdee Energy, an independent power producer, has signed two power purchase agreements with the state-owned Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for its Bobonong and Shakawe solar PV projects in Botswana.

The total capacity of the two plants will be 4 MWp. The state-owned firm will buy the electricity generated by the two solar power facilities for a 25-year period under the conditions of the deal. The bigger solar project, with a capacity of 3 MWp, will be erected in the Bobonong sub-district in the country’s east. A 66/33 kV substation will feed the power generated by this plant onto the BPC grid. Meanwhile, the Shakawe solar project, which is planned to have a capacity of 1 MWp, would be built in the country’s north. The 33/11 kV Shakawe substation will feed its output onto the Botswana national grid. The initial licences for building of the two solar plants were issued by the Botswana government in 2019, with the goal of diversifying the country’s power mix.