Angola aims to set up 300 MW of solar power plants within two years. Construction projects will start this year in the cities of Benguela, Luena, Saurimo, Dundo and Bailundo. All of these initiatives are expected to cost approximately $ 500 million.
This information was given by Joao Baptista Borges (photo), the Angolan Minister of Energy and Water during a Business Forum on the sidelines of the 33 rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union .
The establishment of these infrastructures is part of the process to reduce the carbon footprint of the Angolan electricity sector. The latter has increased the share of renewables in its energy mix to 60% in recent years.
The minister said his department is particularly focused on setting up renewable energy plants in the most remote areas of the country where electricity is difficult to access.
Source: Agence Ecofin