Renewable Energy Sources in Namibia

Namibisches Parlament und KAS bereiten den Weg für ein EEG

The Namibian Parliament and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung jointly organize the first conference on renewable energy in Windhoek.



APRIL 14, 2014

8:30 - 8:45am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hon Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab

Speaker of the National Assembly

8:45 - 9:00am

Overview and Objectives of the Conference

Hon Ben Amathila

Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Economics, Natural Resources and Public Administration

9:00 - 9:15am

Remarks by the Minister of Mines and Energy

Hon Isak Katali

9:15 - 9:30am

Remarks by Country Representative of KAS

Dr Bernd Althusmann


9:30 - 10:00am

Policy Environment and Legal Framework on Renewable Energy in Namibia

Mr Kahijoro Kahuure

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy

10:00 - 10:30am

Tea Break

10:30 - 11:00am

NamPower’s Electricity Supply Master Plan

Mr. O’Brien Hekandjo


11:00 - 11:30am

The Independent Power Producer Framework: Current Status, Success Stories and Challenges Experienced

Mr. Siseho Chibeya Simasiku

11:30am - 12:00pm

The Current Status of the Energy Sector in Namibia: Energy Options Available in Namibia

Dr. Detlof Von Oertzen

VO Consulting

12:00 - 1:00pm


1:00 - 2:30pm

Lunch break

2:30 - 3:00pm

The Transformation of the Renew-able Energy and Energy Efficiency Institute (REEEI ) to the Namibia Energy Institute (NEI)

Dr. Zivayi Chiguvare


3:00 - 3:30pm

Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs and Associated Regulations for the Namibian Electricity Sector

Mr Tony Iskarpatyoti


3:30 - 4:00pm



Tea Break

4:30 - 5:30pm

Regional Experiences /Lessons from other Countries

    • How can Parliaments Contribute to the Improvement of the Energy Situation in Africa?
    • Overview of Energy Programmes in Africa viz: Hydrocarbons, Renewable Energy, Rural Energy, Nuclear Energy
  • Hon Sisa J Njikelana

    Chairperson of the South African Parliament Portfolio Committee on Energy (National Assembly, SA)

  • Prof M Elmissiry


5:30 - 6:00pm


APRIL 15, 2014

8:30 - 9:00am

Overview of the Provision of Electricity in the Local Authorities

Ms Agnes Kafula

President, Association of Local Authorities in Namibia

9:00 - 9:30am

Bush-to-Electricity = a Tremendous Resource for Namibia

  • Mr Frank Gschwender


  • Mr. Christian Alexander Grün

    German Embassy

9:30 - 10:00am


10:00 - 10:30am

In–Feeds, Net Metering and Small Scale Renewable Energy Projects in the Erongo Region

Mr. Robert Kahimise

Erongo Red

10:30 - 11:00am

The Impact of Renewables on the National Economy vs Centralised Fossil Supply

Mr Harald Schütt


11:00 - 11:30am

Tea Break

11:30am - 12:30pm


12:00 - 12:30pm

Way Forward and Closing Remarks

Hon Ben Amathila

1:00 - 2:00pm

Lunch for all and Departure

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National Assembly Chamber, Windhoek
14c Love Street,



  • Hon Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab
    • Hon Ben Amathila
      • Hon Isak Katali
        • Mr Kahijoro Kahuure
          • and others

            Dr. Bernd Althusmann

            Head of the KAS office in Namibia and Angola

            Solarenergie, Green Economy (Foto: Vitor Oliveira, fotopedia) Vitor Oliveira, fotopedia