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ENDE is working to expand the electricity grid in the country

The National Electricity Distribution Company (ENDE) is working to expand the electricity grid in the country. To this end, the company intends to move, between two to three months, financial resources to implement initiatives related to the expansion of the low and medium voltage network in the country.


The electrification rate in the country is below 50 percent. Speaking to the press, cited by Angop, Hélder Adão, president of the Board of Directors (PCA) of ENDE, informed that the rate is situated at 43 percent, a number that he classified as very low. However, he added that they intend to carry out "many actions" to change this scenario.

"It is still very low, but we have prospects of carrying out many actions to change the situation", he advanced, quoted by Angop.

According to ENDE's PCA, the company is currently consolidating aspects of an administrative nature, establishing the objectives that should be given priority.

He also took the opportunity to mention that in terms of the provinces best served in terms of electricity, those connected to the national transport system stand out and added that for the others (as is the case of the eastern provinces) there is a view to upgrading of the Luaximo dam (Lunda Sul), which will expand the supply, writes Angop.

Thus, he informed that they will build photovoltaic power stations in the provinces where they have a greater number of thermal power plants: "We are going to build photovoltaic power plants in those provinces, where we have the greatest number of thermal power plants", the official informed, adding that the photovoltaic power plants will significantly increase the capacity of offer.

Cited by Angop, the official also admitted that the illegal connections only exist due to the lack of electricity in the referred areas and that the entity's management is aware of this.

As for customer debts, the person in charge did not provide numbers, but assured that the amounts are high. "ENDE has been negotiating to give customers an opportunity and also to be closer to them," he said, quoted by Angop.

Among the company's claims is also the increase in turnover. According to ENDE's PCA, the company intends to improve the levels of invoicing, in order to increase the annual volume of revenue, with the capacity to ensure the financial sustainability of the company.

The official was speaking in Benguela, province where the VI Extended Board of Directors of ENDE is taking place. Running until Friday, the event aims to make a global assessment of last year's activities, with a focus on the commercial domain and investment initiatives, as well as presenting the budget for this year.

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