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Botswana: Morupule Power Project


A pre-feasibility study, whose aim was to meet the growing power demand in medium term recommended, in March ‘1981, a master plan for the development of the Botswana electrical system up to the year 2000 and, confirming a previous pre-feasibility study, the scaled development of a complete 3 x 30 MW coal-fired power station in Morupule and the interconnection of Shashe (Northern) and Southern divisions, formerly separately operated, before further extensions. Morupule Power Project (MPP) was the first phase of a’three-staged development aiming at installation of 90 MW in 1988, 90 MW in 1990 in order to reach 420 MW installed capacity by the year 2000.

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