31 July 2008 – Luanda’s power supply company, EDEL, will spend approximately US$100 million on building new substations in the capital city, in order to boost distribution capacity from the Capanda hydroelectric dam.

SubstationSpeaking at a press conference this week, the announcement was made by EDEL’s administration council chairman, João Baptista Borges.

In addition to adjusting the capacity of the Luandan distribution network, the project will also benefit districts like Viana (Vila and Caop wards), Samba (Benfica and Ramiros), Ingombota (Chicala) and Sambizanga (Boavista).

At present, Luanda consumes from 450MW, with estimated consumption rising to about 900MW within the next five years.