Portugal provides funding to Sao Tome to build power plants on the archipelago

13 August 2013

The Sao Tome and Principe government is set to build two small power plants with funding from Portugal, costing around US$6 million, said the Minister for Public Works, Infrastructure and the Environment, Osvaldo Abreu.

“The contingency plan that we have basically consists of installing an emergency plant in Sao Tome, with an average capacity of 3 megawatts, and one on Principe, with a capacity of 1.5 megawatts,” said the Sao Tome minister.

The minister was speaking after a visit to Lisbon where he met with Portuguese energy sector officials.

Sao Tome, over the last few months has experienced a number of blackouts and constant power cuts. (macauhub)