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Angola’s Kambambe hydroelectric dam to operate from October 2012

The Kambambe dam 
Luanda, Angola — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 14 October 2011 – It’s been announced that the Kambambe hydroelectric dam, located in Kwanza Norte province of Angola, and with a total installed capacity of 180 megawatts (MW), will start its operation in full from October 2012.

This information has been released here by the administrator of production of the National Electricity Company, José Carlos Neves, during a morning programme on Radio Nacional de Angola (RNA).

The Kambambe Dam, according to Neves, is benefiting from rehabilitation and modernisation of two units, involving the replacement of major instruments of supervision and control of the venture, which had previously reduced its production by 50% of installed capacity.

He stressed that the project aims to ensure greater operational capability and availability of the project, and confirmed that completion was scheduled for October next year.

“With full operation of the hydroelectric dam the power supply to Luanda and other regions of the country will be improved,” he said.