Angola: Electrical Sector Invests in Construction of Power Stations

The Ministry of Energy and Water defined as priority for 2009/2016 period, the construction, rehabilitation of inoperative infrastructures, reinforcement of transport and transformation capacity of the electrical system, interconnection of the three main electrical systems, (Northern, Central and Southern systems), aiming for the enhancement of the installed capability.

This was said to Angop on Tuesday by the deputy director of the incumbent minister's office, Job Vilinga, when speaking about the challenges of the sector for 2009/2016 period, in the 7th German and African Energy Forum, which took place in Hamburgo, Germany.

Job Vilinga spoke about the current situation of the sector, characterized by the low rate of Access to electricity, limitations in power production capacity, high cost of power production, poor financial structure of public companies, state high subsidies with medium tariffs estimated at USD AKZ 4.200 by megawatts and scarcity of cadres.

According to him, the other priority is related to increase of the electrification rate of the country, promotion of using renewable energies technologies with preference for rural electrification.

The director said that it will be built until 2016, the power stations of projects of the Lauca, Caculo Cabaça, Soyo e Jamba ya Mina and Jamba ya Woma.

The Energy and Water Minister, João Baptista Borges, Angolan ambassador to Germany, Alberto Neto and senior employees of the Ministry of Oil and Sonangol also attended the forum.


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Posted on : 30 Nov,-0001

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