Electricity Control Board issues 13 IPP licenses

February 7, 2018, 4:42pm

The Electricity Control Board (ECB) in the last two years only issued a total of 13 Independent Power Producers (IPP) licenses under the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT) program.

During the 2015/16 financial period ECB issued 10 IPP licenses while in the 2016/ 17 financial period it only issued 3 licenses to IPPs.

IPP licenses are only issued to Namibian registered companies, the Chief Executive Officer of ECB Foibe Namene has told The Villager.

“We only issues licenses to Namibian companies. Shareholding structures may differ but a minimum requirement of 30 % ownership by previously disadvantage Namibians is a requirement that was initiated for the interim REFIT programmes licensees specifically. Other licensees have their own voluntary previously disadvantage Namibians requirements,   ”she said.