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Botswana’s wind and solar electricity, copious biomass wastes, can be used to enhance access to energy services

According to a recent assessment published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Botswana’s wind and solar electricity, as well as copious biomass wastes, can be used to enhance access to energy services. The assessment, titled Renewables Readiness Assessment: Botswana, stated that short-to-medium-term actions in the areas of policy, regulatory, …

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Botswana Power Corporation agreed to buy the electricity generated by commercial solar projects

Sturdee Energy, a Johannesburg-based renewables developer, revealed today that the Botswana Power Corporation, the country’s state-owned electric business, has agreed to buy the electricity generated by Botswana’s first two commercial solar projects. Sturdee stated it has started the permitting and project development process for a proposed 3 MWac solar facility …

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Kibo dispose coal project, eyes clean energy projects

…as coal rush fade away Kibo Energy has announced intentions to refocus, dispose of coal energy projects to focus on renewable energy opportunities. Kibo’s blueprint is in line with the company’s refocused strategy centred on sustainable renewable energy solutions. The development comes following the positive results of an extensive due …

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Minergy revels in Botswana’s coal milestone

Minergy CEO Morné du Plessis has described the first coal export to South Africa by the company as a milestone achievement for Botswana’s coal industry. Minergy, the coal mining and trading company with the Masama coal mine located in the Mmamabula Coalfield of Botswana, announced the export of Botswana’s first …

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Explosion-proof hoists for Kusile coal conveyors

Condra has completed manufacture of eight explosion-proof, high-lift hoists – four of them articulated – for Tenova Bateman. All are custom-built, two-speed machines that utilise the modularity of Condra’s K‑Series to deliver performance capabilities precisely tailored to the individual requirements of each application. After commissioning at Kusile Power Station, the …

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FQM says renewable energy is key to mining

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) believes the private sector investment in renewable energy will inevitably play an increasingly important role in meeting the country’s energy deficit. Speaking before a Parliamentary Committee on Energy, FQM Head of Government Affairs John Gladston said it was clear that the energy crisis has been created …

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