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A planned 2x150MW expansion to the troubled Chinese-built Morupule B power plant is on hold after its power purchase agreement (PPA) expired last month, Botswana energy minister Sadique Kebonang has confirmed. Known as Morupule B units V and VI, the plant was to be developed as an independent power producer (IPP). Japan’s Marubeni Corporation and South Korea’s Posco Energy won a tender to build, own and operate the facility late in 2015 and a PPA was signed in December 2016.