Zambia to export electricity to Namibia

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NamPower Managing Director Paulinus Shilamba

NAMIBIA is to import additional power from Zambia to boost that country’s energy supply system,NamPower chief executive officer Paulimus Shilambaa has said.

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Mr Shilamba said Namibia has applied for an additional 100 Mega Watts (MW) of power to be imported from Zambia through Zesco.

Nampower presently receives 50 MW of electricity daily from Zesco and the firm is negotiating with the Zambian power utility firm to provide Namibia with more power to Namibia.

“We have requested for an additional 100 MW of electricity daily and with the recent expansion of power stations in Zambia, it could be possible for Zesco to sell us more power,” Mr Shilamba said in a statement.

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Negotiations over a possible fresh deal with Zesco had reached at an advanced stage as NamPower was also negotiating for increased power imports from Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

About 45 per cent of the electricity consumed in Namibia is generated locally, while 55 per cent is made up of imports from Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Zesco exports electricity to some countries in the Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) during off peak hours when most consumers require minimal usage of energy.

Zambia’s electricity generation capacity lies between 1, 730 MW and 1,820 MW and exporting part of this energy, will earn the country an extra US$2 million a month.

Times of Zambia

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44 COMMENTS

  1. its funy hw a small group of individuals are making most Zambians tht live below th dutom line suffer even more. thy dnt knw how it feels 2be down here because thy re so up thr. its evident tht in Zambia thr isn’t enuf power 2 sustain all th major cities as a people on th suffering end we shld do something abt It.

  2. Total madness! ZESCO in the name of whoever U respect this is madness.Stop foolishness.

  3. Exporting electricity …when we have loadsheeding every hour en then….apa so amalaiti nayaya…kwangala uko…

  4. The blackouts will never end poor zesco management.Shame puting other pipos needs over your own citizens.

  5. The level of stupidity in this country is just amazing,we could win an award if there was one.

  6. ELo lwanya!! lwati na mpwiii!! Pantu Zesco will be focusing their ever thing kulya ki kwene.

  7. tell zesco,directors,managers,and all the big bosez fuck them,for thinking like someone from chainama.

  8. 1% serious 2 govt n zesco 4 where they ar exporting,they dont xperience any loadshedding……….

  9. That is seriously disgusting, there no way we can be exporting electricit whn you (zesco) fail to supply sufficient power nation. Wht r your plans for th continous loadshedding. Supplying electricit to Namibia is just going to bring more loadshedding.

  10. That is seriously disgusting, there no way we can be exporting electricit whn you (zesco) fail to supply sufficient power nation. Wht r your plans for th continous road shedding. Supplying electricit to Namibia is just going to bring more roadshedding.

  11. exporting electrivcity? with all these power cuts? who do we have running this country kanshi?

  12. exporting electrivcity? with all these power cuts? who do we have running this country kanshi?

  13. if u fail 2 feed yo own belly dont marry bcoz it wil be very hard 4u 2feed two bellies if u weigh 45kg dont try 2lift 90kg bag how can u carry yoself double? Lets not be lyk an impotent man who marries 6 women just 4 show.

  14. if u fail 2 feed yo own belly dont marry bcoz it wil be very hard 4u 2feed two bellies if u weigh 45kg dont try 2lift 90kg bag how can u carry yoself double? Lets not be lyk an impotent man who marries 6 women just 4 show.

  15. Why dont they biuld more dams then start exportin the surplus, i know zesco needs the forex bt its nt a good move

  16. As zambians we ar facing problems with loadsheding they ar tinkin of sellin electricity it does’nt mek sense

  17. OK this is nonsense… I work in the private sector and its a tile of thumb not to go into new markets if the production capacity will not meet that demand…who makes these decisions?

  18. know were u’r coming 4rm not were u’r going who brought dis insults of selling electricity thnk of smthng else coz load shedding pa zed is very high.

  19. NONSENSE.THIS IS TOTAL BANKRUPS IN ONES HEAD.CANT THEY SEE LODSHEDING WE IN COMPOUNDS WE ARE SUBJECTED TO?

  20. Would it be fair as a father in your own house selling all your farm produce & leave your children starving for the love of money. Am sorry this what is happening

  21. This is utter madness and foolishness. Why sell when you are unable to sustain local demand?

  22. I dont understand how the grandpa of all dont kubeba thinks! Are these the changes pipo were so excited about?

  23. This is total foolishness on the part of our Government and ZESCO, why would a person with senses even begin to think of exporting more power when the Zambians themselves can’t afford a day without loadshedding?

  24. This means more load shedding here at home. Feeding your neighbour’s children while yours are starving. Hahahaha! This is being generous.

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