Angola’s Cabinda province to produce 300 megawatts of power by 2017

30 January 2014

The power production plan for Angola’s Cabinda province outlines production of 300 megawatts per year by 2’17, the provincial director for Energy and Water, André Massanga said Wednesday in Cabinda.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Massanga said that the city of Cabinda and the town of Lândana, in the municipality of Cacongo, currently have an installed capacity of 110 megawatts, of which 45 megawatts are being used.

He also said that power production was stable despite a fault that occurred on 7 January due to a short circuit in the medium voltage line that led to a stoppage of two gas-fired turbines at the Malembo power plant.

Work to repair the turbines by technicians from the manufacturing company is now underway.

Massanga noted that many of the faults that occur in the generators originate in the distributions system because of the obsolete state of some medium voltage cables and gave assurances that work was now underway to solve the problem. (macauhub)