Portuguese company EDP Internacional to re-organise East Timor’s energy sector

23 May 2011

Dili, East Timor, 23 May – EDP Internacional is set to re-organise the electricity system in East Timor as part of an agreement signed with the country’s government that will also provide training, technical assistance and draw up a new energy plan, said the chief executive of the Portuguese company in Dili.

Speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa, Paulo Miraldo said that the memorandum signed with the East Timor government, “is the first step in EDP’s cooperation with the authorities,” and could be decisive in the re-organisation of the energy sector.

“Based on production, whether it is thermal or wind driven, EDP is now a company that is consolidated on the international market and capable of helping companies that are in a phase of growth and development, and that is what is happening in East Timor,” said Miraldo.

The memorandum of understanding, signed in Dili by Miraldo and by the country’s secretary of state for Energy Policy also outlines staff training, “as soon as the Timorese authorities define their priorities.”

EDP Internacional has agreements in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. (macauhub)