Huambo, Angola, 16 Feb – Angolan electricity company, ENE this year plans to invest US$52 million in modernising and completely harmonising the electricity distribution system in the cities of Huambo and Caála, the company’s provincial director said Tuesday.
Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Gilberto Caveia Pessoa said that the work would begin in May and would involve completely replacing the distribution grid, setting up new transformation posts and the public lighting system. He said the work would take 18 months.
According to the provincial director of ENE, who is responsible for the cities of Huambo and Caála, the modernisation of the electricity system will make it possible to increase electricity transmission to 15 kilovolts, as compared to 6.6 kilovolts at the moment.
“With this modernisation and harmonisation work of the electricity system, consumers will have a more reliable and quality electricity supply, services expanded to all areas that have not had power since 1992 as well as to new areas,” he noted.
Pessoa noted the importance of modernising his sector at a time when work to set up the Ngove dam is due to end and the company has to prepare to receive the electricity produced in an efficient way.
ENE in Huambo and Caála supplies electricity to over 11,000 customers. (macauhub)