15 March 2013 – NamPower’s managing director, Paulinus Shilamba, says that the thinly populated southern African country generates only 46% of its own electricity. The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (Zesco) supplies 10% of Namibia’s electricity requirements and another 23% comes from South Africa’s national electricity utility Eskom. A further 21% is imported from the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa).

Namibia has been watching on-going electricity shortfalls in these countries with increasing levels of concern.