Economic Areas Category: ENERGY PARK
Greater Palapye SEZ is the power hub of Botswana. The existing Morupule power stations and proximity to Botswana’s coal reserve make Palapye the centre of coal-based power generation. Due to access to inputs, coal-based chemicals industry are easily developed here. Furthermore, leveraging on the existing power grid, renewable energy sector (mainly solar energy) is produced at Palapye as any electricity generated feeds smoothly into the national power grid. With the ready supply of electricity, light manufacturing sectors excel at Palapye. The education sector is also very much at home here due to BIUST (Botswana International University of Science and Technology) being located at Palapye.