Luanda electricity distributor in Angola to build more sub-stations

7 January 2011

Luanda, Angola, 7 Jan – Luanda’s electricity distribution company, EDEL plans by 2012 to build 25 sub-stations across several municipal areas in the province, the company’s chairman said in Luanda Thursday.

Speaking to Angolan news agency, Angop, Fernando Manuel said that the sub-stations would make it possible to build branches to feed into medium voltage pylons in order to provide home links in the province’s nine municipal areas.

With the construction of these new facilities, he said, EDEL expected to have over 500,000 customers, as compared to 280,000 at the moment.

The chairman of the company noted that until 2003 Luanda had just three sub-stations, and that eight more were built between 2003 and 2006, which made it possible to increase installed capacity to 530 MVA. (macauhub)