European Union pays for construction of solar power plants in Angola

3 January 2013

Huambo province in Angola as of this year will install 30 500kv solar power plants to cover its power deficit, the provincial director for Energy and Water said.

Jorge Andrade told Angolan weekly newspaper Expansão that proposals for the public tender to build the plants in the province’s 11 municipalities were opened last November and added that costs would be covered by the European Union.

The provincial director for Energy and Water also said that locations had already been chosen for potential construction of mini hydroelectric plants, and that studies for these projects would be carried out this year.

“According to the information I have, this year the ministry plans to order the construction of five mini hydroelectric plants,” said Andrade. (macauhub)