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Angola does not export power to Namibia

Angolan power “’
three new thermal
plants on the way
Luanda, Angola — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 25 October 2011 – Angolan secretary of state for energy João Baptista Borges states categorically that the country does not export power to the neighbouring Republic of Namibia.

Speaking on the “Public Space” programme on the Angolan Public Television (TPA) here, Borges explained that the true situation was one of common exploration of Cunene River by both countries.

“Angola does not export power to Namibia “’ on the contrary some Angolan regions bordering on Namibia benefit from that country’s electricity,” he said.

Borges went on to say that Angola was in the process of making large investments in the fields of power production, transport and distribution, so as to improve the electricity supply system to the population.

He also revealed that by August 2012 the eastern Kuando Kubango province would have three new electricity supply projects from the thermal power stations.

One of the power stations will have capacity of 6MWand would serve 2,500 clients in Menongue city, while the second one would also serve 2,500 new customers. The third project would cater for  the citizens of Kuito Kuanavale district.