Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
The Ministry formulates, directs and coordinates overall national policies on minerals, energy and water resources. The Energy Affairs Department (EAD) sits within the Ministry and defines, implements and coordinates the national energy policy. The overall policy goal for the sector is to provide affordable, environmentally friendly and sustainable energy services in order to promote social and economic development.
Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism (MEWT)
MEWT and specifically the Department of Meteorological Services engages on climate change issues with cross over into the energy sector which includes for example fuel wood resources.
Botswana Power Corporation
The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) is the state owned electrical power generation, transmission and distribution Company. It was established in 1970 and is currently the only electricity supplier in the country.
Energy and Water Regulatory Agency (under development)
In 2016 the country’s Parliament passed the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority Bill[i] that will establish a new energy and water regulatory agency with the mandate to regulate the energy and water sectors. The authority is yet to be incorporated, however initial design work has been undertaken.
Botswana Renewable Energy Agency (under discussion)
The country is engaged in ongoing discussions on institutional energy reforms. The establishment of a dedicated agency responsible for promoting the use and uptake of renewable energy in Botswana is foreseen.
Botswana Development Corporation Limited (BDC)
Established in 1970 the BDC is the country’s main agency for commercial and industrial development. The Government of Botswana owns 100 percent of the Corporation, which invests in commercially viable projects in all sectors – except large-scale mining.
Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)
The BITC is an organisation established by an act of Parliament, to become an integrated Investment and Trade Promotion Authority (ITPA). BITC is mandated with the promotion and attraction of investment, export promotion, and the supporting of national development, including management of the National Brand.
Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS)
The Botswana Unified Revenue Services is the key agency mandated to carry out tax assessment and collection functions on behalf of the Government.
The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS)
BOBS is a Parastatal established in 1997 under the Standards Act (1995). It is the official body responsible for all issues related to standardization and quality assurance at the national level including issues related to environmental protection.