Independent power producer Sturdee Energy in 2020 entered into two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for two renewable energy IPP projects.
The solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, located in Bobonong and Shakawe, will have an installed capacity of 3 MW and 1 MW, respectively.
Under the terms of the PPAs, Sturdee will sell clean electrical energy to the BPC for 25 years and the projects are expected to produce over 10 000 GWh in their first year of operation. The projects will be built at a cost of about $5.5-million( Over P60 million).
“The signing of the two PPAs marks a major milestone for the adoption of renewable energy in Botswana’s new energy mix and increases energy security for our country in an environmentally sustainable manner.” said Botswana Power Corporation CEO David Kgoboko early 2020.