Angola was committed to the new renewable energies to bring more and better energy to its citizens. The Government of Angola was also committed to targets but, above all, have the desire to create the necessary conditions – legislative, regulatory, of incentives, financing, information and training – so that the public and private investment in the new renewable energies of Angola could be a reality.
The main goal of the “Angola Renewable Energy Strategy” was to develop a national strategy to diversify the investment in renewable energies through a growing role of the new renewable energies, including small hydropower plants.
The “Angola Renewable Energy Strategy” contributes to the National Energy Security Policy and Strategy of Angola, promoting the diversification of the national energy matrix, as well as for the Program of Integrated Rural Development and Poverty Combat, and for the promotion of growth and employment. On the international front, the present strategy contributes to the combat of climate change and is articulated with the participation of Angola in SADC and IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency).
For this purpose, GESTO established the guidelines and national political and strategic objectives for the promotion of new renewable energy sources in Angola – particularly solar, wind and biomass – along with the more traditional small hydropower.
It is expected that by 2025 energy consumption may reach 39 TWh meaning that it is necessary to go further than 9 GW of installed energy capacity to meet the hydrological variability and also to guarantee the safety of energy supply.
Upon the necessity of reinforcing the installed energy capacity by 2025 and the Government commitment with the introduction of the new renewable energies, the Government of Angola established to 2025 that the energy generated by new renewables exceed 7.5% of the energy produced, about 3 TWh, being expected for that the installation of 800 MW.