Renewables inching out gas power in Africa

Africa is gearing up for the fourth industrial revolution – and it won’t be gas-fired Africa is gearing up for the fourth industrial revolution – and it won’t be gas-fired.
By The Wildcat 23 February 2018 0 29707
Power lines in Namibia. Power lines in Namibia (Nampower)

Namibia’s ambitious gas-fired power projects are not faring well. The 250 MW LNG-to-power plant in Walvis Bay looks to be permanently on hold, and even though the developers of the Kudu plant have halved its 800 MW capacity to get it off the ground, with NamPower as the only backer it still looks doubtful. 

But the outlook for Namibia’s renewable energy programme is looking a little rosier. “We recently issued 16 [independent power producer] licences – most are small solar, between 5 and 20 MW, and...

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