CORRECTION: New power line commissioned at Otavi

05 Jun 2018 17:00pm
CORRECTING: REPLACING 'new power station' with 'power line connecting the Otavi and Sargberg sub-stations' IN FIRST PARA.
CORRECTING: ADDING 'with Cenored providing N.dollars 59 million of the funding'

OTAVI, 05 JUN (NAMPA) – A new power line connecting the Otavi and the Sargberg sub-stations was commissioned at Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region on Monday.
Executive Manager for Engineering and Systems Development at the Central North Regional Electricity Distributor (Cenored), Silvester Wayiti during the commissioning said Otavi would previously experience frequent power outages due to faults on the old power line that supplied electricity to the town and farms in the constituency.
“Any power failure on a farm or guesthouse connected to this old line would also affect the town,” said Wayiti, adding that with the new dedicated line connected to the sub-station, such power outages will no longer occur at Otavi.
The power station is situated near the Ohorongo Cement factory and has the capacity to produce about 10 Mega Volt Amperes of electricity.
It cost over N.dollars 125 million to build, including the erection of about 25 kilometres of electricity poles and the upgrading of an electricity mini-station at Otavi, with Cenored providing N.dollars 59 million of the funding.
Otavi Deputy Mayor, George Garab thanked Cenored.
“We were getting tired of the power outages, mostly during the rainy seasons,” he said.
Otavi Constituency Councillor, Laina Nekundi also expressed excitement at her constituency receiving a dedicated power supply that will support over 5 000 people at Otavi.
“This development is welcome and I hope it will help with the many power outages we experienced,” said Nekundi.
Farms and guesthouses in the constituency will continue to receive their electricity supply from the old power line.