Botswana Power Sector - Current Supply and Future Scenario

Botswana Power Sector - Current Supply and Future Scenario
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Botswana’s power mix is dominated by coal and oil-based power generation. Coal was the sole source of power generation in the country until 2011 due to its cost-effectiveness, availability and abundance. The contribution of renewable energy however is negligible due to the lack of a strong regulatory framework that favours its growth, as well as the lack of resources, except solar. However, in the future Botswana aims to generate 15% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2015, doubling to 30% by 2030. It currently depends on imported electricity to meet its power requirements, but investments are being made in power generation and the transmission sector to meet the demand-supply gap and reduce dependency on imported power.


  • Botswana’s power market structure and regulatory framework.
  • The key electricity policies involved in Botswana’s power market.
  • Botswana’s electricity supply and generation scenario in Botswana.

Reasons to Buy

  • Gain insight into Botswana’s economic conditions and power market structure.
  • Identify the major electricity policies in Botswana.
  • Gain insight into the upcoming transmission projects and future power supply scenario in Botswana.

Date Published

May, 2014

Format / Pages

PDF / 9