Energy

Havana, Otjomuise powered by June

3 days ago - 25 February 2020 | Energy

The ministry of urban and rural development has committed a total of N$14 million for electrification for the 2019/20 financial year, an amount that is expected to electrify 1 200 houses by June in Windhoek.This...

Southern electricity distributor in the works

3 weeks ago - 07 February 2020 | Energy

The Electricity Control Board (ECB) of Namibia is confident that plans to set up a southern regional electricity distributor (RED) before August will materialise.The establishment of a RED in the south has been planned for...

Namcor wants to dominate fuel market

3 months ago - 22 November 2019 | Energy

The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) is intent on dominating the retail fuel market following the official opening of its first fuel station at Hosea Kutako International Airport this week.Laying out Namcor's goals, CEO...

Quick response to blackout

3 months ago - 21 November 2019 | Energy

ELVIRA HATTINGH NamPower yesterday said it had contingency measures in place to prevent a reoccurrence of Tuesday night’s power failure in most of Namibia.By yesterday afternoon, the utility had restored power supply...

Namcor selects fuel storage partners

3 months ago - 19 November 2019 | Energy

Only one Namibian fuel company has been selected to store its fuel at the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia's (Namcor) fuel storage facility once it becomes operational. Eleven companies were initially shortlisted, with...

Namcor fuel 'monopoly' thwarted

3 months ago - 15 November 2019 | Energy

The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia's plan to import up to 50% of Namibia's fuel has been rejected by the Namibia Competition Commission (NaCC), Namibian...

Renewables in spotlight at PPP conference

3 months ago - 11 November 2019 | Energy

Renewable energy projects came under the spotlight at a Public Private Partnership conference held last week to discuss investment into potential projects in that sector.The...

NamPower donates solar lights to Zambezi learners

4 months ago - 28 October 2019 | Energy

STAFF REPORTER The NamPower Foundation has handed over 150 solar lights to the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) in Windhoek, which in...

Billionaire pushes oil deal

5 months ago - 18 September 2019 | Energy

Comsar, the proponent of a 250 megawatt power station, says the government is moving at snail's pace in getting the project off the ground.The company,...

Namibia aims to increase renewable energy

5 months ago - 13 September 2019 | Energy

Namibia aims to increase its share of renewable energy to 70% in about 10 years. Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta says in 2010 this share stood...

Power cut at education offices

6 months ago - 22 August 2019 | Energy

The Ohangwena education directorate's offices at Eenhana have been left without electricity, after Nored cut the power due to non-payment on Tuesday.According to sources, the...

Mega projects coming

7 months ago - 25 July 2019 | Energy

NamPower is planning multi-billion-dollar investments in power transmission and the generation of electricity over the next four years, which are outlined in its recently approved...

Energy

Electricity price drops 2.5%

9 months ago - 03 May 2019 | Energy

The Electricity Control Board (ECB) yesterday announced a 2.5% decrease in the bulk tariff for electricity - the first price drop in 36 years. ...

NamPower granted permission to...

9 months ago - 02 May 2019 | Energy

The Electricity Control Board (ECB) today granted NamPower a 2.5% decrease in the bulk tariff for electricity, for the first time in 36 years. The...

Petrol up by 70c

10 months ago - 30 April 2019 | Energy

Namibian motorists will see a 70c increase in petrol and a 20c increase in 50ppm diesel as of midnight tonight. The mines ministry announced the...

Namcor to fly solo on...

10 months ago - 12 April 2019 | Energy

The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) says it will have to manage the strategic fuel-storage facility on its own for now, as the tendering...

New Harambee electricity targets

11 months ago - 18 March 2019 | Energy

Deputy energy minister Kornelia Shilunga says government will soon commit itself to the 100% electrification of schools, hospitals and other public institutions, as well as...

Eskom too big to fail

1 year - 07 February 2019 | Energy

Eskom was too big and too important for South Africa to be allowed to fail, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday.The troubled South African state-owned...

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