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Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:08 - Updated Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:08

Electricity sector to reach 7,000 megawatts by 2022

Saurimo - The country's electricity sector plans to reach 7,000 megawatts by 2022 to meet the country's needs in terms of regular energy supply, Prodel's chairperson José Neto said in Saurimo on Thursday.

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Lunda Sul: Chairperson of the Board of Directors of PRODEL, José António Neto

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Speaking to the press, on the sidelines of the 8th Consultative Council of the Ministry of Energy and Water, held in Saurimo from 11 to 12 September, the official said that the goal will be achieved by completing several ongoing hydroelectric projects and implementing new ones.

On the other hand, he reported that as a result of investments already made, the country recorded a growth in energy production of 3,500 megawatts in 2016, to 4,600 MW now.

Despite this increase in production, it was not enough to meet the needs of the whole country, especially in the eastern region.

In order to minimize the situation in this region, made up of the provinces of Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul and Moxico, he said that the construction of thermoelectric plants, whose capacities range from 20 to 30 megawatts, is underway.

He stressed that Prodel, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Water, is working to attract investments to explore some of the water sources that exist in the region and to interconnect the north and east system through Capanda.

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