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ELECTRICITY
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  • Renewable
  • Non Renewable

Electricity is regulated through the BERA Act of 2016 in conjunction with the Electricity Supply Act and the Botswana Power Corporation Act. And covers generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity.

Currently, the industry is vertically integrated however the government has laid down initiatives in its strategy to ensure introduction of IPP’s and citizen participation through various generation means. BERA shall ensure implementation of these initiatives in order for the country to achieve its goal of being energy secure and net exporter by 2036.

Licensing of Electricity sector activities

The following activities are licensed under the Electricity Sector as per 35 of the Act;

  • Generation and co-generation of electricity and heat.
  • Operation of a transmission system.
  • Single buyer of electricity.
  • Operation of a distribution system.
  • Owning of transmission works.
  • Owning of a distribution network.
  • Sell electricity to customers and consumers.
  • Exportation or importation of electricity.
  • Any installation where single or aggregate capacity exceeds 100kW.

License Requirements

  • Name and addresses of the applicants.
  • Description of the specific activity that a license is required for.
  • Geographic area where the activity is to be carried out.
  • Financial capabilities (support letter from financiers or bank statements, projections etc.)
  • Technical capabilities (competence or skills, compliance to standards, engineering drawings etc.)
  • Land ownership or usage rights for the land where the activity is to take place (title deeds, lease agreements etc.)

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Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity for Botswana

Integrated Energy Planning and developing an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) are an integral part of the energy planning process in Botswana as guided by its 11th National Development Plans (NDP 11) and other sector policies and ambitions.


Uploaded 30 July 2021

BOTSWANA POWER CORPORATION ELECTRICITY TARIFF ADJUSTMENT PROPOSAL

BOTSWANA POWER CORPORATION ELECTRICITY TARIFF ADJUSTMENT PROPOSAL FOR THE 2022/23 FINANCIAL YEAR.


Uploaded 24 July 2021

BPC Tariff Filing Responses

BERA's BPC Tariff Filing Responses.


Uploaded 27 April 2021

BPC Electricity Tariff Increase

BPC Electricity Tariff Increase effective 01 April 2021.


Uploaded 12 April 2021

Perfomance Monitoring Framework For BPC

BERA's Perfomance Monitoring Framework For BPC.


Uploaded 04 Feb 2021

BOTSWANA ROOFTOP SOLAR PROGRAMME

The Department of Energy, under the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security has adopted guidelines for a Rooftop Solar (RTS) Programme.


Uploaded 11 Nov. 2020

ROOFTOP SOLAR GUIDELINES

The goal of these Guidelines is to enable BPC electricity consumers to generate electricity for their own use while selling any excess to BPC up to the limit as defined by the Ministry.


Uploaded 11 Nov. 2020