Namibia to date has managed to connect nine out of the 14 renewable energy projects to the national grid.

The efforts were made under the Interim Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT) Program, which was initiated by the Ministry of Energy, the Electricity regulator and NamPower in 2015.

The latest development was the inauguration of a 5 megawatt Solar PV Power Plant in Rosh Pinah — a mining town located south of the country by Energy Minister Tom Alweendo on April 27.

In a statement on Monday, Alweendo said the total amount of clean electricity energy which was fed into the grid by renewable energy projects was about 93 Giga-Watt hours in 2017, which is clear testimony of an important milestone of an electricity supply industry (ESI) that is undergoing change in Namibia.

“As we thrive towards vision 2030, we must continue to use local available resources for the beneficiation of all Namibians,” said the minister.

“In case of energy, Namibia has one of the world’s best solar resource, and a significant amount of biomass and plenty good wind regimes,” he said. Enditem

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