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Namibia Biomass and Solar Power Feasibility Study

Region
Southern Africa
Sector
Energy
Scope
TA
Grant Amount
EUR 2,300,000
Total project cost
EUR 304,600,000
Status
Under disbursement
PFG Lead Financier
EIB

NamPower, Namibia’s power utility, produces only 39% of Namibia’s electricity needs from domestic generation and through bilateral agreements imports the balance from its neighbours. Namibia’s demand for electricity is growing as the Namibian economy develops and as rural areas are progressively connected to the grid. The development and demonstration effect of a biomass and solar power plant would potentially have a positive impact beyond the supply of sustainable energy, namely on agriculture, rural employment and food security.

In order to contribute and assist in meeting the cost of these feasibility studies, a technical assistance of up to EUR 2.3m was allocated from the EU-Africa ITF SE4ALL envelope.

12/2017