Namibia’s power utility firm NamPower will receive a supply of 200 MW of electricity and an additional non-firm supply dependant on transmission capacity from neighbouring South Africa for the next five years.

Rosa Nikanor, NamPower’s Corporate Communication Officer, said in a statement Friday that Namibia will continue to receive electricity from South African power giant Eskom following the inking of a new five-year Power Supply Agreement (PSA) on Thursday in Lesotho.

Speaking at the signing, Eskom’s Interim Chief Executive Matshela Koko said “Eskom has turned around and we are now open for business with surplus capacity available to empower economic growth.”

Meanwhile, Berthold Mbuere from NamPower’s Energy Trading unit said the power supply situation in Namibia was currently under control.

“NamPower will continue to implement various efforts, including demand-side management initiatives, to ensure that the delivery of electricity supply services to the national economy is carried out in a sustainable manner,” Mbuere said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/