Angolan electricity grid is a state monopoly

28 September 2011

Luanda, Angola, 28 Sept – Angola’s electricity grid is a state monopoly and it is the responsibility of national electricity company, Empresa Nacional de Electricidade (ENE) to manage it and make the necessary investments, the national director for electricity said Tuesday in Luanda.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, António Belsa da Costa was speaking at the business forum between South Africa and Angola, which began Tuesday and is due to end Wednesday in Luanda, with the participation of around 70 South African companies from several sectors, as well as of Angolan companies.

Addressing businesspeople from both countries, António Belsa da Cruz said that over the next few years ENE would receive the energy produced by all of Angola’s hydroelectric facilities and then sell it on to distributors.

The national director for electricity, who was giving information about how south African investors could invest in the power sector in Angola, also said that work was being done to interlink the country’s energy production systems, as they are currently disconnected from each other. (macauhub)