South Africa/Namibia: NamPower exports to Eskom

Issue 293 - 29 Jan 2015 | 1 minute read
After good rains boosted the Ruacana hydro plant, NamPower, usually an importer, is temporarily exporting electricity to Eskom. “We are currently exporting up to 200MW of electricity to South Africa,” NamPower senior manager for energy trading Werner Graupe told the South African Press Association. “The electricity comes from our Ruacana hydropower plant on the Kunene River bordering Angola. Due to the good rains experienced in the area, particularly southern Angola, the Kunene River flows strongly, sometimes at 300m3/second, driving the turbines at the power plant, and we can export up to 200MW off-peak.”

Tagged with:

Pin Power

Pin Namibia, South Africa

Want to read more?

Small article


(Access to one African Energy article)

Subscribe to African Energy

View subscription options

Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles, set up news alerts, search our African Energy Live Data power projects database and view project locations on our interactive map


Transmission and interconnections – towards a Continental System Master Plan

Africa Investment Exchange (AIX) power transmission event

6 December 2022, online

This online roundtable will evaluate progress towards a Continental System Master Plan for transmission infrastructure and cross-border interconnections and consider the impact which this plan will have on African electricity supply industries.

The roundtable is part of the monthly AIX membership programme and will be chaired by African Energy's John Hamilton with contributions from guests.

Book your ticket here

The meeting is free for all AIX members and African Energy subscribers.