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1 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Report TitleElectricity in Botswana Report SubtitleCountry profile of power market trends and investment opportunities Report Code Publication DateDecember 2013 Report TypeEnergy Report Size Pages26 Tables9 Figures9 Report Details

2 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Table of Contents

3 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing List of Tables

4 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Section 1: Front Page Lead Graphic and Quote Figure 2.2 Figure 3: Botswana installed capacity by type (MW) Table 3 shows the installed capacity in 2012, broken down by type. As already indicated there was 132MW of coal-fired capacity and 160MW of diesel-fired gas turbine peaking capacity. There is also a limited amount of off- grid capacity based on solar cells (not shown in the table since capacities are not known), mostly supplied by a company called BPC Lesedi, a collaborative effort between BPC the UNDP and the Global Environment Facility. EDF International is also a partner in the scheme.

5 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Section 2: Introduction, market background and USPs Botswana has established itself as one of the most stable democracies in Southern Africa. The country has major coal reserves and one of the highest solar intensities in the continent. However its electricity sector has been hampered by both low access to power by the population, and an extremely limited generating capacity. In the past the small generating capacity has been compensated for by the ready import of power from South Africa. However a power shortage in the latter means that exports are being significantly curtailed so that several countries in the Southern African Power Pool including Botswana must increase their own generating capacity to compensate. Capacity is being expanded with a major new power plant using Chinese contractors, but the project is behind schedule, and the Botswana Power Corporation is having to use emergency diesel generation to meet the shortfall. Over the medium term there are plans for further significant capacity expansion so that all demand can be met from within Botswana and that, potentially, the country could use its coal reserves to become an exporter of power. Plans to attract independent power producers will depend on an overhaul of the regulatory framework, currently underway, and the establishment of electricity tariffs determined by market rates. If this can be achieved then the country appears to offer opportunities for a range of both generation, transmission and distribution projects.

6 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Section 3: Key features of this report An overview of the electricity market in Botswana. Power supply data covering production, imports and exports and the main production sources. Power demand data by market sector and tariff data. An overview of the structure of the electricity sector with government and private sector companies as well as the regulatory status. Power demand forecasts and the development of the power sector to meet expected growth. Transmission system expansion plans.

7 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Section 4: Key benefits from reading this report What are the key energy resources in Botswana for power production. How is the country overcoming the effects of power shortage? What are the key developments in electricity infrastructure? Who are the key players in market? What are the investment opportunities in the country?

8 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Section 5: Key Market Issues This report is a Country Profile, covering:- Power generation capacity by fuel input Electricity networks Current power market trends Generation growth Investment opportunities Future project plans

9 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Section 6: Key findings of this report 1.Imports of refined petroleum products are estimated to be between 15,000bbl/day and 20,000bll/day. 2.There are reserves of coal-bed methane, put at 990tn m 3. 3.The highest voltage lines are 220kV linking the Morupule power station site to the main urban centres. 4.There are several remote grids operating in addition to the main grid, including one in the west that takes power from Namibia and one in the north. 5.Demand for electricity in Botswana has been increasing steadily over the past thirty years.

10 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Section 7: Key questions answered by this report 1.How does Botswana generate its electricity? 2.What is the status of the national electricity market? 3.What are the key developments in electricity infrastructure? 4.Who are the key players in market? 5.What are the future prospects for investment in Botswana?

11 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Section 8: Key areas covered by the report Key products/categories profiled: Energy Electricity in Botswana – Country profile of power market trends and investment opportunities Key regions/countries covered: Africa - Botswana

12 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Section 9: Research methodology Methodology: Secondary research This has been conducted by Paul Breeze – an energy specialist for 28 years. He has gathered together an unique set of studies and research papers. In all, the report cites over 30 separate sources.

13 BI Marketing Analyst input into report marketing Section 10: Author biography and contact details Name: Dr Paul Breeze Biography: Dr Paul Breeze has specialized in the electricity sector for the past 28 years. He is contributing editor for the monthly international magazine for the power industry, Modern Power Systems, and as freelance writer he has contributed to The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer and The Economist. In addition to the power sector, Paul Breeze’s interests include science and the computer industry.


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