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Paulina Iyambo

Senior Manager: Energy Trading, NamPower

About

PAULINA KANDALI IYAMBO (Member, South Africa Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)) was born in Iiyale, Oniipa, Namibia on 12 December 1982. She received B-Tech Degree from the Polytechnic of Namibia in 2005 in Electrical Power Engineering. She completed her Masters Degree at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town (South Africa) in 2008 under the sponsorship of Namibian Power cooperation (NamPower). Her research activities span all facets of power system analysis, with particular emphasis on transient stability of the electric power systems. She also holds a B-Juris degree from the University of Namibia which she completed in 2013. In addition, Ms Iyambo, recently achieved her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. During her studies, Paulina wrote numerous technical papers which resulted into publication by different institutions, whereby one was rated as the best second paper. List of Publications: • Iyambo, PK, 2007, Gert Fourie, ‘Guidelines for design of overhead distribution lines in the NAMPOWER system’, Proceedings of ‘South African University Power Engineering Conference, Cape Town, January 2007. • Iyambo, PK, Gert Fourie, September 2007, ‘Transient Stability Analysis for the IEEE 14-Bus Test System’, Proceedings of ‘IEEE AFRICON’ Windhoek, Namibia. • Iyambo, PK, Gert Fourie, October 2007, ‘The Impact of Distributed Generation to Namibia Power Network: Wind farm in Perspective’, Botswana Institute of Engineers (BIE) 2007 Conference. (Awarded as a Second Best paper). Paulina is well-presented, innovative, well-mannered and articulate Engineer with extensive experience in Electrical Project Financing and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) negotiations. She currently holds the position of Senior Manager-Energy Trading at Namibian Power Cooperation (NamPower). Her success story includes managing the first Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Programme (REFiT) which have thus far realized and feeding 55MW into the Namibian system.
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