Energias Renováveis de Angola starts supplying electricity to Tombwa

21 July 2009

Luanda, Angola, 21 July – Angolan renewable energy company Energias Renováveis de Angola has started supplying electricity to the city of Tombwa, in Namibe, south Angola, from a coal-fired plant that was concluded in June.

The new power plant, which made heavy use of Angolan workers, both in the installation phase and in the stages of operation and maintenance, will produce some 50 GWh per year for the city’s population and for the flour and fish canning factories in the area.

Replacement of the equipment has significantly improved the energy efficiency and reliability of the electricity supply, thus improving the living conditions of the population and economic development of the region’s business sector.

The project for the Tombwa power plant was the result of a partnership between ENE – Empresa Nacional de Electricidade de Angola, ERA – Energias Renováveis de Angola and Portuguese company, Fineterc Energia. (macauhub)