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Cabinda will become the 11th province to be connected to the national electricity grid, announces PR

Cabinda will be connected to the national electricity grid, thus becoming the 11th province connected to that grid. The announcement was made by the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, on Tuesday, when he spoke at the High-Level Dialogue on Sustainable Growth and Africa's Energy Future, within the scope of the 16th US-Africa Business Summit, which runs until Thursday fair in Dallas (United States of America).

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According to the head of state – who recalled that of the total of 18 provinces that make up the country, only ten are connected to the national grid –, with the connection of Cabinda to the national grid, this province's dependence on fossil fuels for the production of electrical energy there will be an end in sight.

In his view, this is seen as yet another demonstration that the country's contribution to the energy transition is already underway and, with some success, is reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere in the process aimed at producing electrical energy, writes to Angop.

On the occasion, the President also mentioned that 74 percent of the energy produced in the country is no longer dependent on fossil fuels, with hydroelectric sources dominating the energy production, followed by photovoltaic sources.

He recalled that Angola has three hydroelectric dams, with the largest of them under construction, namely Caculo Cabaça.

At the moment, he continued, the production volume is above 6000 megawatts, and the challenge – despite Angola maintaining concerns regarding increased production – is to bring this energy to the majority of consumers, for via transport lines, writes Angop.

Among the challenges, according to the President of the Republic, is also the fact that it is necessary to contribute to this energy production in order to reduce the lack of this product in the southern region of Africa. In this sense, he added that the country is working with the private sector, as well as credit institutions, with a view to financing an energy transmission line that will connect the SADC network, starting from Ruacaná (Namibia), whose extension should be approximately 400 kilometers.

In addition, it is also extending invitations to private investors to invest in a line of approximately 1300 kilometers to transport energy from the Kwanza Basin to neighboring countries, such as Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and also to the Corridor do Lobito, says Angop.

Remember that João Lourenço is in Dallas, in the United States of America, where he is participating in the 16th US-Africa Business Summit.


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