Year:1996 (reviewed 2003)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1996 (reviewed 2003)
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development
Policy Target:Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Solar
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Affairs

The Botswana Energy Master Plan sets out various goals for rural electrification involving the use of renewable energy. Various programmes are set out as follows:

1. Promotion of solar energy by the Botswana Government.

2. Integration of grid and non-grid technologies.

3. Encouragement of research and development with regard to renewable energy sources.

4. Identification of an appropriate institutional framework for rural electricity using renewable energy.

5. Development of strategies for removing the barriers to widespread use of renewable energies.

6. Promotion of women and children’s welfare through the provision of PV power generation (lighting).


Components 1, 4 and 5 of the plan are being implemented.

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