JSW Eswatini power station

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JSW Eswatini power station was a proposed coal-fired power station in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).


The map below shows Eswatini, where the plant would be built.

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In October 2016 JSW Energy of India said it had signed a binding MoU with Swaziland Electricity Company (SEC) and the Swaziland government to set up a thermal power plant in the country. The size and location were to be determined.[1] Earlier in July 2016 JSW had agreed to acquire 100% stake in Minerals & Energy Swaziland for US$1.5 million in Africa. The coal plant was to be fueled by the coal mine, with the size of the plant dependent on the amount of coal resources available.[2]

In July 2018, the Times of Swaziland reported on the coal project that "Highly confidential documents show that government signed two agreements with JSW Energy despite being warned against entering into these deals because they put SEC at a huge disadvantage. The two agreements were a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a Project Development Agreement (PDA). Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini appeared to have endorsed the deals with JSW as he led a high-powered delegation of Cabinet ministers to India to tour the company’s plant between April 13 and 14, 2016."[3]

As of May 2021 there have been no further developments on the project, and it appears to be abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: JSW Energy
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Eswatini
  • Coordinates: -26.316667, 31.133 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: TBD
  • Type:
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  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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