Transmission and Distribution
The Electricity Control Board in Namibia has approved the tariff application made by NamPower and will increase bulk electricity tariffs by 2.92% effective on the 1st of July 2021.
Botswana, Namibia and the US concluded and signed a historic memorandum of intent (MOI) to create a Mega Solar project that will span the two southern African countries.
Business and markets
The 5MW plant commenced commercial operations in 2017, and supplies power to NamPower under a long-term power purchase agreement as part of the Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff (REFIT) programme.
The Shoprite Group now generates enough electricity to power over 1,100 households (12,300MWh of electricity) a year from solar energy.
Uganda once against leads the African Development Bank’s annual Electricity Regulatory Index Report.
Developing Africa’s huge onshore wind energy potential can boost its transition to affordable and reliable clean energy.
Namibia has set out plans for the production and transfer of water resources to improve access to potable water and for agricultural and industrial use.
NamPower has announced plans to build two wind farms near the coast in the Tsau//Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) national park, southwest of the country.
Finance and Policy
Mergence Unlisted Investment Managers (Namibia) has bought a majority stake in the 6MWp Momentous Solar One solar energy plant, located near Keetmanshoop.
Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are achieving significant electricity cost savings for fuel service stations across Namibia and South Africa.