Renewable Options Panacea for Power Crunch

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By Catherine Sasman

Power outages could lead to great economic losses and the power crisis needs urgent political action to mitigate the situation and come up with cleaner, more sustainable alternatives, say experts, New Era reports.

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The electricity supply crisis in the entire Southern African Development Community (SADC) is possibly the biggest single risk factor of the region’s economic development, is the gloomy prognosis of a study that was commissioned by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Institute (REEEI).

It is estimated that a 24-hour blackout one day a month would reduce the gross value added by up to 3.4 percent.

Namibia’s main supplier of electricity, South Africa, has run out of spare capacity and it is said that it is short of 1??????’??

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