Energy

End of NamPower monopoly nears

1 day - 12 December 2017 | Energy

OGONE TLHAGE - The government is forging ahead with a plan that will effectively bring NamPower’s monopoly to an end. As it stands, the single-buyer model that allows only NamPower to sell electricity to regional...

Social impact assessment for Baynes incomplete

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Energy

OGONE TLHAGE A social impact assessment still needs to be completed before the governments of Namibia and Angola can go ahead with plans to construct the multibillion-dollar Baynes hydropower project.The...

Power imports cost N$9b

1 month - 02 November 2017 | Energy

NamPower has paid over N$9 billion for electricity imported from elsewhere over the last five years.The country will remain a net importer until a base-load or mid-merit power plant is built, according to the power...

Petrol, diesel prices up again

1 month - 31 October 2017 | Energy

Fuel prices are going up at midnight tonight, the minister of mines and energy, Obeth Kandjoze, announced yesterday. Pump prices will increase by 40 cents a litre for 95 Octane unleaded petrol and by...

Namcor to present revised fuel import business case

1 month - 19 October 2017 | Energy

The Namibia Petroleum Corporation has reworked elements of its business case to have 50% of its fuel import mandate reinstated.Speaking to Market Watch this week, Namcor spokesperson Utaara Hoveka said consultation with the ministry of...

Gas demand will surge

1 month - 19 October 2017 | Energy

STAFF REPORTERThe 19th ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) convened in Moscow in Russia earlier this month, led by the forum chairman,...

Arandis Power remains patient

1 month - 18 October 2017 | Energy

Ogona Tlhage - Arandis Power might just be one of the most patient and persistent prospective power producers yet, having made multiple unsolicited offers to...

Lüderitz becomes wind farm mecca

2 months ago - 04 October 2017 | Energy

The construction of the five-megawatt, N$180-million Ombepo wind farm has sparked renewed interest in the southern coastal town of Lüderitz according to town CEO, Aunie...

High power tariffs questioned

2 months ago - 22 September 2017 | Energy

Residents of Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region have called on the government to revisit its policies and laws regulating electricity tariffs.The Central North Regional Electricity...

Equatorial Guinea takes off with LNG

2 months ago - 20 September 2017 | Energy

The ministry of mines and hydrocarbons, representing the government of Equatorial Guinea, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Burkina Faso...

Eskom sets eyes on region

3 months ago - 11 September 2017 | Energy

The Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) is expecting growth in regional electricity trade in 2017 after a return to surplus power generation capacity across southern...

Kudu project forging ahead

3 months ago - 01 September 2017 | Energy

The N$14.4 billion Kudu gas project will continue as planned through a partnership between National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor), NamPower and BW Offshore. NamPower...

Energy

Northern fuel shortage addressed

4 months ago - 24 July 2017 | Energy

The mines and energy minister, Obeth Kandjoze, has commended Engen for the N$62 million fuel depot it has established at Ondangwa, which is expected to...

Eskom denies it is 'broke'

4 months ago - 21 July 2017 | Energy

If all goes according to plan Eskom has a bright future ahead, its executives said on Wednesday during the release of its financial results. Unfortunately...

Shell to drill for oil,...

4 months ago - 20 July 2017 | Energy

The public has until 4 August to comment on an environmental report on the intended commencement with deep-water exploration well drilling by Shell Namibia Upstream...

EU gives N$7m for promotion...

5 months ago - 14 July 2017 | Energy

The European Union (EU) has awarded N$7 million to the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) to promote renewable energy in Namibia. The NRCS, in partnership...

Au Revoir, nuclear power

5 months ago - 12 July 2017 | Energy

France's new environment minister said on Monday that nearly a third of the country's nuclear reactors could be shut under plans to scale back the...

Fuel price drops

5 months ago - 30 June 2017 | Energy

There is good news for cash-strapped consumers. The mines and energy ministry has announced a 50c decrease in the price of both a litre of...

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