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November 26, 2021

Baynes, Namibia

By Carmen

Baynes is a 600MW hydro power project. It is planned on Cunene river/basin in Kunene, Namibia. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 600 600 Permitting Kunene, Namibia NamPower

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by NamPower.

The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 2,650 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 200m. The project is expected to generate 1,610 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,200m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 71MW nameplate capacity.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 156.75MW nameplate capacity.

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Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

About NamPower

NamPower is engaged in generation, transmission and distribution of the electricity.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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