Norway to support the renewable energy sector in Angola

4 February 2013

The governments of Angola and Norway Friday in Luanda signed a cooperation protocol in the area of renewable energy, for the 2013-2015 period, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Under the terms of the protocol, Norway will provide technical assistance, organise training for Angolan Energy and Water Ministry staff and support Angola to promote activities for more efficient electricity use in the country.

At the end of the ceremony, the secretary of state for Water, Luís Filipe da Silva, said that Norway was a highly developed country in terms of hydroelectricity and that Angola hoped to benefit from that experience further to improve its energy sector.

“The protocol includes drawing up a proposed strategy and plan of action for rural electrification through use of renewable energy, drawing up proposals for the legal framework of renewable energy development and its uses,” noted the secretary of state.

Norway, according to Silva, will support Angola in improving its technological development, through several activities such as assistance in execution of the investment programme for pre-paid electricity meters, campaigns to raise awareness of more efficient use of electricity, amongst other activities. (macauhub)