Gangelas mini hydro plant in Angola starts operating in January

18 December 2014

Operating tests on a mini-hydro plant, installed at the Gangelas dam, in the municipality of Chibia, in Angola’s southern Huila province, will be conducted in January, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

According to Angop the reservoir already has an acceptable amount of water for the tests, but the level is expected to increase until January, which will make testing easier.

The mini-hydro plant will have a generation capacity of 1.2 megawatts and will consume 6.5 cubic metres of water per second.

Refurbished in 2009, the Gangelas dam has a reservoir of up to 3.5 million cubic metres of water with two 24-kilometre channels and an irrigated area of ​​6 hectares of arable land. (macauhub/AO)