The Electricity Control Board issued 15 Independent Power Producer licences in the last three years, its Chief Executive Officer, Foibe Namene has said. Nampa reports that Namene on Thursday said that the ECB issued 10 IPP licences in 2018, four in 2019 and one during the 2020 financial period, adding that some of the challenges facing IPP’s include limitations on the size of the proposed projects and access to local technical expertise. She thus said that the Ministry of Mines and Energy, in partnership with the ECB, will continue with its awareness programme and implementation of the electricity sector’s National Integrated Resources Plan as many of the prospective applicants are not aware of the requirements of the NIRP. The plan sets out Namibia’s generation procurement mix up to 2036 in respect of the timing and process by which new generation electricity will be procured.