CIC Domestic power station

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CIC Domestic power station is a cancelled power station in Mmaphashalala, Central, Botswana.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
CIC Domestic power station Mmaphashalala, Central, Botswana -23.6093, 26.7750 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled - 300 MW - - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Jindal (BVI) Ltd Jindal Steel & Power Ltd [97.40%]; other [2.60%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source: Mmamabula coalfield


  • Source of financing:


According to project sponsor Jindal Group, which took over CIC Energy in 2012, the CIC Domestic power station was a planned 300-megawatt power station and associated coal mine that was envisaged to be built at CIC Energy’s Mmamabula Coalfield. The power was intended for sale to Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), Botswana’s national utility. The estimated cost was approximately US$800 million (as of August 2010). According to Jindal Group, once financing was to be arranged, the estimated construction time for the DPP was anticipated to be approximately 24 months. CIC Energy was considering several alternatives for the development of the project, however a decision regarding these alternatives remains pending.[1]

In June 2015 it was reported that Jindal planned to set up a 600MW power plant at Mmamabula, the Mmamabula Energy Project, with the off-takers likely to be South Africa’s Eskom.[2]

With no developments on the proposed domestic plant since 2012, plans appear to be deferred or abandoned.


For info on the planned mines that would fuel the power station, go to Mmamabula coalfield.

Articles and Resources


  1. "CIC Domestic Power Project," Jindal Africa, accessed February 19, 2014.
  2. "Sese power plant to cost P15bn," Mmegi, June 12, 2015

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