Mines and energy minister Obeth Kandjoze said in a statement Tuesday that the mix of renewable energy generation projects plus the diesel powered short-term supply measure will yield a total output of 284MW of electricity.


There will be three solar projects at a cost of 2.4 billion Namibia dollars (158 million U.S dollars), which will provide a combined power of 120MW.

Kandjoze said Namibia will also commission next July a wind energy project that will provide 44MW of power at a cost of 3.6 billion Namibian dollars, while a diesel energy generation plant will be commissioned in August next year.

Both the solar and wind projects each has a 25-year generational period while the diesel generation project will operate for up to five years, said the minister.

Kandjoze,however, did not say where these projects will be sited.

The minister said Namibia, whose maximum energy demand is currently at 611MW and is expected to be 879MW by 2020, will also import about 100MW of electricity from Mozambique, and 40MW from Zambia. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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