Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges / Photo: Francisco Miudo
At least 960 megawatts will be added to the country’s power network in June this year, with the launch of the second power station of the Cambambe Hydroelectric Dam in Cuanza Norte province. According to the Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, the second Cambambe power station will generate the equivalent of twice the current capacity of the Capanda Dam, in Malanje province.
Regarding the Laúca Hydroelectric Dam, currently under construction in the Cuanza Norte province, the minister said that it is expected that the first two turbines of the dam start operations in June 2017 and generate 267 megawatts. The last turbine will start operations in December the same year and generate 77 megawatts.
As for Soyo’s combined cycle power generation plant, a project designed to produce electricity from natural gas, it will start to generate electricity in 2017 with a total output of 750 megawatts.