In Angola, the Italian oil company Eni has just signed with the government a contract for the installation of a 50 MW solar plant in Namibe province in the south-west of the country. The infrastructure will be built by Solenova, a joint venture owned by the Italian and the national oil company, Sonangol.
“The implementation of the first phase with a capacity of 25 MW will reduce diesel consumption by approximately 13,500 m 3 per year. It will also reduce the cost of producing energy and prevent the emission of about 20,000 tonnes of CO 2 per year, “ said Eni. After this first phase, the capacity of the plant will eventually be extended to 50 MW, according to the company.
The construction of this plant is part of the country’s renewable energy policy. Angola aims to build 600 MW of solar power plants by 2022.
Source: Agence Ecofin