CIC Domestic Power Project

From Global Energy Monitor

CIC Domestic Power Project is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Mmaphashalala, Botswana.


The map below shows the location of the Mmamabula coal field in Mmaphashalala, Botswana, but not the exact location of the CIC Coal to Hydrocarbons Project.

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According to project sponsor Jindal Group, which took over CIC Energy in 2012, the CIC Domestic Power Project is a planned 300-megawatt power station and associated coal mine that is envisaged to be built at CIC Energy’s Mmamabula Coalfield. The power is intended for sale to Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), Botswana’s national utility. The estimated cost is approximately US$800 million (as of August 2010). According to Jindal Group, once financing has been arranged, the estimated construction time for the DPP is anticipated to be approximately 24 months. CIC Energy is currently 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 plans 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.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: CIC Energy
  • Parent company: Jindal Group
  • Location: Mmaphashalala, Botswana
  • Coordinates: -23.609295, 26.774952 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 300 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Mmamabula coalfield
  • Source of financing:

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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