10 January 2014

Angola: Government Programmes Ensure Power Quality - Official

The construction of various infrastructures in the domain of production and transportation of electricity is one of the several programmes the Government has been developing to increase and improve the quality of the power supplied to consumers.

This was said Friday in Luanda by the CEO of the National Electricity Company (ENE.EP), José Carlos Neves.

The official was speaking at the ceremony of launch of the 18th Congress of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA/ASEA) that will take place on 2-5 June this year.

The official pointed out the construction and development of the Laúca dam with 2.067 MW, the Thermal Station of the Soyo Combined Cycle with 600MW, the rehabilitation and reinforcement of the Luanchimo Hydroelectric Station , in northeastern Lunda Norte province with 32MW.

José Carlos Neves also mentioned other projects like the construction of the Chumbe Dala Hydroelectric Station in northeastern Lunda Sul provoince with 12 MW, the reinforcement of the Cambambe Dam in northern Kwasnza Norte province with 700MW , and the recent launch of thermal stations in various cities of the country, totalling 455MW.

The official underlined that the Angolan electricity sector is actively engaged in the implementation of projects in the framework of the development of renewable energies, thus seeking to respond to the theme of the 18th Congress of APUA/ASEA and the mandate of the two companies (EDEL and ENE) for the coming three years, following the congress that will be "The Energy MIX in Africa, Challenges and Perspectives".

The ceremony also served to launch the logo and website of the 18th Congress that shows the various hydroelectric potentials, tourist points and hotels of Angola.

The Congress will be attended by more than 500 participants and APUA/ASEA is expected to create opportunities to share experiences, ideas and businesses in the African energetic sector.

Angola holds the APU/ASEA vice chair and is expected to take up the organisation's presidency.

APUA/ASEA is tasked with helping the integration of the African electricity sector through the promotion of an active cooperation among the member countries and facilitating the implementation of projects of interconnection of electrical systems and exchange of experience.

It is an African non-lucrative organisation founded in 1970 based in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

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