Angola’s Energy Minister calls for power interconnection between SADC countries

30 April 2010

Luanda, Angola, 30 April – Angola’s Energy Minister, Emmanuela Vieira Lopes said Thursday in Luanda that it was necessary to interconnect the electricity systems of the member state of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

After opening the 31st Meeting of Energy experts and Ministers of the SADC, the minister noted that sustainable development of the region also required electricity interconnection between the community’s 14 countries.

Lopes said that the government was working on designing several programmes, through the execution of several projects, to improve the situation as soon as possible, in the areas of production, transmission and supply of electricity.

The meeting of SADC energy minister was preceded by two days of work by experts to discuss issues such as development of the SADC’s strategy, execution of the development path for the electricity sector and the power sector’s priorities in the 2010-2011 period. (macauhub)