Mbanza Congo, Angola, to have electricity 24 hours a day

26 August 2014

The production capacity of the Quianganga thermal power plant, in Mbanza Congo, in Angola’s northern Zaire province, will be tripled to 9600 kw, as part a programme by Angolan national electricity company Empresa Nacional de Electricidade  (ENE), Angolan news agency Angop reported.

ENE engineer and coordinator of the project, António Afonso Dikizeko, said the power plant would four new generators of 1600 kw each, which is twice that of the two current generators.

Work is also underway to install six 1,600 kw transformers and of a synchronized and automated system that will allow the available generators to operate simultaneously.

This work, which started two weeks ago and should be completed within the next few days, will increase the number of people with access to electricity in the city of Mbanza Congo and its suburbs, from 8,000 at the moment to 12,000 and on a continual basis (24 hours a day).

To this end, the ENE engineer said the company is installing 13.5 kilometres of low voltage network and 10 kilometres of medium voltage network in the suburbs of the city, and plans to install another 10 kilometres of medium voltage line in the near future. (macauhub/AO)