NamPower Invites Bids For 70 MW Solar Photovoltaic Project In Namibia

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Namibia’s state-owned electricity utility, NamPower, has issued a tender inviting bids for the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) of the Rosh Pinah 70 MW solar photovoltaic power project. The tender response deadline is July 31st.


This solar project is part of Namibia’s plan to implement six new power generation projects with a total capacity of about 220 MW by 2025, aimed at securing the country’s energy needs and reducing electricity imports.

NamPower has received authorization for up to 150 MW of projects out of the total 220 MW capacity, and the financing for these projects will be sourced from its own balance sheet.


The 70 MW solar project replaces the previously discontinued 40 MW Rosh Pinah wind energy project due to insufficient wind energy resources. NamPower anticipates the solar power project to be completed by the year 2025.

Namibia heavily relies on neighboring countries to meet its electricity demand, importing electricity through the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) and having agreements with South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe for additional supply. The new energy generation capacity is essential to enhance energy security in the country as its neighbors face their own power supply challenges.

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