Tsumkwe project inaugurated
The N$26 milion Tsumkwe Renewable Energy project, one of the largest state-of-the-art 200kW solar disiel hybrid systems in Africa will be officially inaugurated next week Wednesday by the Minister of Mines and Energy, Isak Katali.
The Tsumkwe solar hybrid power plant, also one of the largest off-grid power supply plant in southern and central Africa, was technically commissioned in August last year resulting in some 700 residents and businesses in the growing town of Tsumkwe having access to modern energy services.
The project was implemented in partnership of government, the European Union and Nampower as the main technical partner.
Chairperson of the Nampower board, Leevi Hungamo will officially hand over the project to the Otjozondjupa regional governor, Rapama Kamehozu during the inauguration ceremony, that will be attended by high ranking government officials and members of the diplomatic corps.
The inauguration of the Tsumkwe energy project comes at a time when Nampower has warned members of the public to brace theselves for power shortages this year as a result of increased power demand caused by a booming mining industry in the country and an underinvestment in energy generating projects.