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Tertiary institutions get N$500 000 worth of NamPower equipment

by Rodney Pienaar

Namibia’s power utility, NamPower has donated 105 wireless Energy and Solar Water Heater (SWH) monitoring equipment worth N$500 000 to tertiary institutions in the capital yesterday. 

NamPower contributes towards various educational activities including education of young Namibians and the company has for years consecutively donated Information Communication Technology equipment to schools and institutions across Namibia as a part of its annual contribution towards the education sector, the managing director of NamPower, Kahenge Haulofu has said at the occasion. 

“NamPower is a caring company as demonstrated in our corporate giving to worthy causes over many years. We are aware of a multitude of needs in our society, particularly in the education sector. I am sure you will agree with me that societal needs are many while resources to address such needs are hard to come by. We receive many request for support on a daily basis,” he said. 

He added that NamPower’s power system development business unit acquired wireless energy monitoring equipment through the demand side management project during the measurement nets and verification phase of the 1mLED campaign. 

The SWH monitoring equipment is to assess heater performance at specific locations and this is done by measuring the inlet and outlet temperature as well as the water flow rate and temperature of the geyser over time. 

“NamPower hopes that the equipment’s that the various institutions are receiving today will assist to raise young people’s interest in energy while promoting the development of communication research and critical thinking” Haulofu said. 

He added that NamPower will continue to support the education sector with the aim to assist with crafting of future engineers and leaders who in turn can come up with innovative viable energy solutions for the country. 

Beneficiaries of the donated equipment are, University of Namibia; Windhoek Vocational Training Centre; Nakayale Vocational Training Centre; Eenhana Vocational Training Centre; Zambezi Vocational Training Centre; Okakarara Vocational Training Centre; Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology and Namibia University of Science and Technology.