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The government of Namibia has approved the construction of four wind farms, with a combined capacity of 100MW, in the Tsau Khaeb National Park in the country’s coastal town Luderitz.
The approved power plants include United Africa with 40MW, two projects from NamPower which have a capacity of 40MW and 50MW respectively, and Innosun energy with a capacity of 50MW. Ministry of Environment and Tourism executive director Teofilus Nghitila stated that his ministry will take measures to ensure that the biodiversity in the park remains intact. Namibia has set the goal to increase the share of renewable energy to about 70 percent of electricity by 2030. Currently Namibia only has a 5MW wind farm at Luderitz.
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