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National electrification rate at 42.8 percent

The national electrification rate currently stands at 42.8 percent, and of the 164 existing municipalities, only 90 are connected to the national electricity grid.


The data were provided by the chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Electricity Distribution Company (ENDE), Hélder Adão, during the sixth edition of 'Café CIPRA', which debated "The Electrification of the Country and Its Impact on Attracting Investments" .

The official said that ENDE has 1,755,884 customers in the country's 18 provinces, with more than 600,000 registered in the prepaid payment service. The rest – more than a million – pay for consumption by estimate. Thus, the company's objective is to install more than 1.2 million meters in the medium term, in order to cover customers without this instrument and make the amounts payable more reliable.

It was also recalled that the debt for electricity consumption to the ENDE is around 260 billion kwanzas, with domestic customers claiming to be the main debtors. Public and private institutions are also part of the list, said the official, without mentioning names.

Public lighting has also been a problem for the company, due to charges to provincial governments. "Public lighting, from a commercial point of view, ENDE provides a service to local authorities. Distribution companies, such as ENDE, charge provincial governments and municipal administrations for the energy consumed by public lighting", he explained. the person in charge, cited by Angop.

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