The Botswana government has proposed the delivery of 100 MW of power based on coalbed methane (CBM) be included in its future generational supply plans.
The announcement, made by the Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources at the Botswana Resource Sector Conference in Gaborone was welcome by Tlou Energy, which is developing a 10 MW CBM-to-power project in the country.
“As the most advanced CBM project in the country, we are extremely well placed to become a major supplier of this power,” said Tlou’s Acting Managing Director, Gebaake Gebaake.
“Therefore a firm decision in respect to the government’s plans to include 100 MW of CBM-generated power in its power production programme could be transformational for Tlou and its shareholders.”
Tlou’s planned Lesedi project has gas resources of around 3.3 trillion cubic feet already in place and has promised to work closely with the government to ensure that the company “plays a vital part in bringing this power to the market.”
“The government of Botswana has always been extremely helpful and supportive of our project and this news continues to show their support for CBM in Botswana,” said Gabaake.
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.
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