Botswana would issue a tender for two 300 megawatt coal-fired power plants to be built by independent producers to meet rising demand, a government official said on Wednesday. One project would be an expansion at the existing Morupule complex, where power utility BPC operates a coal-fired plant. This 300MW expansion needed to come online by 2015/16, said Nchidzi Mmolawa, the acting deputy permanent secretary for minerals. The other plant, due by 2018/19, could be built anywhere in the country. – Reuters