30 Mar 2017 17:30pm
ONGWEDIVA, 30 MAR (NAMPA) Nored has invested in the development of network infrastructure to strengthen and improve the reliability and quality of its electricity distribution network.
Northern Regional Electricity Distribution Company (Nored) Board Chairperson, Sacky Kayone noted the companys achievements during the 2016/2017 financial year at an annual general meeting in Ongwediva on Wednesday.
Kayone said Nored has commissioned a detailed network audit for the entire grid last year.
The objective of the network audit is to analyse and identify the network constraints and bottlenecks, and provide recommendations to strengthen the network performance and improve its reliability and quality supply.
He said the audit worth N.dollars 4 million has commenced in the Kunene Region and part of the Omusati Region, and is expected to be completed by October.
The electricity distributor is also in the process of upgrading the power stations in Rundu, Oshikango, Okongo and Outapi.
With the fast growing development of these towns, the transmission capacities have also increased, he said.
The Rundu Power Station is to be upgraded from 10 Megavolt Amperes (MVA) to 20 MVA at a cost of N.dollars 15 million and with two feeders supplying the intake station, which Kayone said will ensure the reliability of power supply.
The Oshikango power transmission station in the Ohangwena Region is also being upgraded from 2,5 MVA to 5 MVA at the cost of N.dollars 5 million, while the N.dollars 8 million worth power station in Okongo was completed last year for it to support the growing load of the town and Eenhana.
Kayone noted that the company continues to meet Government halfway in job creation, adding its staff is growing rapidly and currently stands at 230 employees.
Nored started with less than 100 employees in 2003.
As a tradition, Nored also continues to provide job attachments to students from all vocational training centres as well as any other educational institution to ensure students gain practical experience as required.