Angola’s national oil company Sonangol and Italian group ENI have set up a renewable energy production company, which will start operating in early 2020, the deputy director general of ENI Angola announced on Wednesday in Luanda.
João Silva said that the project will be executed in two phases in the region of Caraculo, Namibe province, southern Angola, and part of the energy produced will be channeled to the province of Huíla.
The deputy director general of ENI Angola said these two provinces had been chosen because they are the region with the highest amounts of sun because they offer greater potential and also because their electricity distribution system is not connected to the Northern Electricity Transmission System.
Silva, who was speaking on the sidelines of the Angola Oil and Gas 2019 conference, also said that although the project is not yet quantified, each phase should produce 25 megawatts of electricity.
One of the main objectives of the project that partners Sonangol with the ENI group is to reduce diesel consumption by the thermal power stations in operation in the south of Angola. (Macauhub)