Jindal Mmamabula Energy Project (JMEP I&II)

Jindal’s Mmamabula Energy Project (“JMEP”), is a planned 600 megawatt (net) capacity power station and integrated coal mine project in Botswana that is intended to provide power to South Africa. This project remains the most advanced independent power producer (IPP) project that can meet the demand for new baseload capacity in South Africa in the medium term and long term under cross border arrangements.


  • ESIA for 4x171 MW (gross) Thermal Power Plant approved by DEA.
  • ESIA is been done by DigbyWells South Africa.
  • BFS is been completed by Mott McDonalds in 2017.
  • Water rights from Well fields received in range of 18.2 MCM.
  • ESIA for Wellfields approved by DEA.
  • Water Monitoring and Modelling completed by Well Field Consulting in 2017, revised and updated in 2021.

The JMEP is being developed in accordance with the Equator Principles, a voluntary set of guidelines based on the International Finance Corporation’s (“IFC”) environmental and social standards. The IFC is the private sector arm of the World Bank Group and these standards are considered best practice for projects in developing countries. Project comply with all OECD guidelines for environment standards.