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.”

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