Angola electrification rate increases to 60%


Angola electrification rate increases to 60%

Angola’s electrification rate is expected to reach 60% by 2025, nearly double the current 33%, according to forecasts released Tuesday at the end of the IV Consultative Council of the Ministry of Energy and Water.

The statement released from the meeting held in the province of Malanje reports an increase of currently installed power of 2 gigawatts to 9.9 gigawatts by 2025, with a level of redundancy sufficient to guarantee the driest years.

According to estimates from a study under development, it is estimated that 3.2 gigawatts total will be installed with private sector participation, with the current maximum peak of 1.5 gigawatts reaching 7.2 gigawatts on the date due to the increase in per capita consumption from the current 450 kilowatt hours to 1,450 kilowatt hours.

Renewable energies are expected to be implemented in projects with a capacity of 800 Megawatts, with emphasis on biomass with 500 Megawatts, solar energy with 100 Megawatts, wind energy with 100 Megawatts and mini-hydropower plants with a total capacity of 100 Megawatts.

The transmission lines are expected to move from the current 2850 kilometers to 15,600 kilometers by 2025 on lines of 60 kilovolts, 220 kilovolts and 400 kilovolts.

The communiqué states that for the realization of the Angola Energia 2025 project, investments estimated at US $ 20 billion will be required in the period between 2017 and 2025, with private investment being fundamental for the realization of projects.