Namibia has long been at the mercy of electricity imports from South Africa and other countries across the region (60% of their energy needs). In order to reduce this dependency, reforms have been undertaken in an attempt to attract independent power producers (IPPs) into Namibia’s power sector. It is in this context that the Ombepo wind farm was developped by InnoSun.
The plant is located in Ludertiz. The project takes advantage of strong Atlantic Ocean winds to produce green electricity and supply 20,000 Namibians with it.
Ombepo (which means wind in a local dialect), is the first wind farm in the country. The project features 3 turbines (80 meters high), it allows the country to reduce their electricity’s importation from South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
InnoSun (subsidiary of Innovent) is a French independant company that builds and operates wind and solar farms in Africa (20% of their turnover).
For over a decade, they have worked to address the issues relating to development, construction and operation of wind power plant. It is an experienced company which has earned its place in the renewable energy sector.