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  • Corona Virus - Creditors Notice to Suppliers

    ... read more Date: 07 Apr 2020
  • Nampower warns of Procurement Scam

    ... read more Date: 12 Jul 2018
  • Power Outage in Windhoek and surrounding areas

    ... read more Date: 04 Jun 2018
  • 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

    ... 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


Transmission Master Plan

As part of the NamPower Transmission Master Plan, the following transmission projects have either been approved or are already in the implementation phase:

  • Kunene - Omatando development: A new substation called "Kunene" substation is planned south of the existing Ruacana Power station. This substation will be built on 400kV but initially operated at 330kV. A 400kV line will be built from Kunene to the existing Omatando substation to substantially increase the power supply capacity to Oshakati, Ondangwa and surrounding areas. This line will form part of a bigger future project to create a Northern ring at 400kV. This will ensure redundancy of evacuation of power from the Ruacana Power station, redundant power supply to the Northern regions and cater for the integration of the future Baynes Power Station.
  • Rundu - Cuito development: This project is an upgrade of the existing 66kV system to a 132kV system to increase capacity to the Kavango regions.
  • Gerus - Otjikoto 400kV line: This new 400kV line currently under construction forms part of the future 400kV backbone and will strengthen the supply to the areas supplied from the Otjikoto substation. This line will initially be operated at 220kV.
  • West Coast strengthening: This project caters for the strengthening of the West Coast and entails doubling up of the existing 220kV ring from the Omburu substation to the Kuiseb substation. A new substation called Lithops will form part of the ring and serves as the integration point for the new 132kV Husab mining developments. This strengthening project also caters for the supply increase to 80MVA to Walvisbay.

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