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NamPower News
  • Power Outage in Oshana and Ohangwena Regions

    ... read more Date: 21 Dec 2016
  • Media release - Power outage 28 June 2016

    ... read more Date: 28 Jun 2016
  • NAMPOWER RESPONSE ON ARTICLES PUBLSHED IN THE REPUBLIKEIN OF 11 APRIL 2016 AND THE CONFIDÈNTE OF 14 APRIL 2016

    ... read more Date: 18 Apr 2016
  • Acting MD Communique Appointment of New Acting Managing Director

    ... read more Date: 16 Oct 2015
  • Power Outage in the Central, Northern and Coastal areas of the country

    ... read more Date: 08 Oct 2015
  • Power Supply Constraints - 21 March 2015

    ... read more Date: 22 May 2015
  • Managing Director Media Briefing - April 2015

    ... read more Date: 13 Apr 2015
  • Net Metering Connections

    ... read more Date: 09 Mar 2015
  • Progress of NamPower Projects

    ... read more Date: 09 Mar 2015
  • Usib Concentrator Photovoltaic Demonstration Plant

    ... read more Date: 09 Mar 2015
  • Recently, as part of an annual Surplus Sales Agreement NamPower has in place with both Eskom and the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), NamPower was in the fortunate position to assist the two utilities when much needed power was requested from them.

    ... read more Date: 22 Jan 2015

Generation

About Generation

NamPower has four power stations:


  • Ruacana - Hydro - 330 MW
  • Van Eck - Coal - 120MW
  • Paratus - Diesel - 16 MW
  • ANIXAS - Diesel - 22 MW

Currently, Namibia imports most of its electricity from South Africa and other countries in the region. A special arrangement between NamPower and Eskom, the South African Power utility, enables Namibia to buy and utilise the surplus energy from SA at affordable rates. NamPower and Namibia are left with no option but to look at alternative power generation sources. The alternatives that are receiving renewed focus are the Kudu Gas-to-Power Project and the Epupa Baynes.

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