NamPower probes power outage

23 July 2016 | Energy


Power utility, NamPower, has a released a statement regarding the power failure experienced across the country on Friday evening. "NamPower wishes to inform the public that it experienced a power outage at 21:04 on Friday (22 July 2016), which affected the central, central northern and western areas of the country," said the statement.
"The Auas/Kokerboom 400kV line, one of the major transmission lines that feeds power to the central parts of Namibia tripped. The areas south of Mariental, including the Skorpion Zinc mine were not affected by the outage. The northern areas including the Zambezi Region, Otjiwarongo and surrounding areas and Outjo were also not affected by the outage as they are being fed by a separate DC link from the Zambezi Substation outside Katima Mulilo to GerusSub Station outside Otjiwarongo." Power supply to the affected areas was restored in phases, with the central regions which include Windhoek being the first to be re-energised at 22:52. The cause of the outage is not yet determined and is being investigated. NamPower apologises to its customers and the public in general.

Similar News

 

Lüderitz becomes wind farm mecca

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month - 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

1 month - 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...

Ruacana shortcut to benefit the north

1 month - 31 August 2017 | Energy

NamPower is constructing a direct transmission line from the Ruacana hydropower station into the northern regions.Despite the regions' proximity to the hydropower station, they are...

Northern fuel shortage addressed

2 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'

2 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, gas

2 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 of renewable energy

3 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...

Latest News

Norwegian quota advertised

5 hours ago | Agriculture

The Meat Board of Namibia has started with the process to allocate the Norwegian quota for 2018 to appropriate export abattoirs.Namibia is in possession of...

Anthrax fears rise

5 hours ago | Environment

Botswana authorities are on high alert following the discovery of hippo carcasses in the Okavango River that succumbed to an anthrax outbreak in Namibia. These...

25% of babies born without...

5 hours ago | Health

South Africa is the only country in the sub-region with a sexual, reproductive, maternal, new-born and adolescent health (SRMNAH) workforce that is large enough and...

Shot of the day

5 hours ago | Picture of the day

BERRIES GALORE: A picture taken with a drone shows Belarusians harvesting cranberries at a farm in the village of Selishche, some 290 km south of...

Swapo must reform

5 hours ago | Opinion

The silly season is now in full swing following last weekend's central committee meeting of the ruling party, which wrapped up nominations for the top...

Hell descends on Portugal

5 hours ago | International

A wave of wildfires in central and north Portugal which started at the weekend has killed at least 31 people, civil defence authorities say.Dozens of...

Record weaner season closes

5 hours ago | Agriculture

A total of 15 940 cattle were sold at this year's weaner auctions compared to 5 977 cattle sold in 2016. The average weaner calf...

Ox producers compete

5 hours ago | Agriculture

The winners of this year's Slaughter Ox Competition that is hosted by Agra Auctions was recently announced at an event held in Windhoek. The competition...

Cup kick-off date unconfirmed

5 hours ago | Sports

The organisers of the Petrus Kavhura Cup have announced that they will only set the kick-off date of the tournament at the end of this...

Load More