The Namibia power utility Nampower is finalising a bilateral agreement with the South African Eskom for 200MW power supply, according to the company, All Africa reported. “Any additional supplies that may be requested will be negotiated as part of the day-ahead market established under the Southern African Power Pool, and can be sourced from any utility which is prepared to sell energy on a non-firm basis, and as mentioned, it is a day-ahead contract only,” the source was cited as saying.

It was also reported that Nampower is on the verge of concluding an agreement with a private company for the supply of 44MW from wind power at Luderitz. In addition, the company informed that a tender for a 37MW renewable energy plant in the Hardap region will be issued in three weeks’ time.

Meanwhile, after a power blackout which lasted for about two hours in some areas of Namibia, Eskom took to Twitter, saying they were aware of the power outage and that it had been caused by maintenance work that NamPower was carrying out, denying reports that it had cut off NamPower over a bill outstanding for five years, Namibian reported.