By International Energy Agency
On the request of the Angolan executive in 2005, the IEA carried out a survey of the Angolan strength region and effort regulations. This ensuing file on Angola makes a speciality of parts for precedence motion and hones in on strength subsectors prone to play the biggest function in assembly household call for for contemporary power companies: significantly electrical energy and oil items. As biomass presently performs an enormous position in assembly the bulk of the power wishes of Angolan families, this sub-sector is additionally featured, with emphasis on bettering the sustainability of this renewable power resource. This research deals a pragmatic replace on Angolas contemporary strength scenario and identifies the most priorities which may shape the root of an efficient total strength method. It additionally offers classes that may be appropriate in lots of different constructing countries.--Publisher's description. Read more...
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Officials in Huila province in the South of the country similarly estimate that as many as one third of Huila households may possess generating sets, including in rural areas. However, proximity to Namibia may make availability in Huila higher than in most other parts of the country. Hydro potential Angola has significant water resources. Some 47 hydrological basins provide an annual flow of around 140 cubic km, one of the highest in Southern Africa. The former Portuguese colonial administration made extensive surveys of the country’s water resources.
As a result, much of this grid remains in operation. The main exception is the 150-kV network, of which only around 60% of installed lines are intact. A major goal of the Angolan authorities is to connect the Central and Southern grids to the Northern in order to more effectively use the North’s generating capacity. The proposed Western Corridor project to export power from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa via Angola includes a high-voltage transmission line that potentially could accomplish this internal interconnection as a by-product, although the timing of this project discussed in more detail below is currently uncertain.
ELECTRICITY - 55 Table 7 Transmission lines installed and available in 2003 (km) Northern Central Southern Isolated System total 220 kV 549 549 Available 424 424 % available 77% 77% 150 kV 92 288 380 Available 0 168 168 0% 58% 44% % available 110 kV 159 159 Available 0 0 0% 0% % available 239 134 320 38 731 Available 15 51 252 38 318 % available 6% 38% 79% 100% 44% 30 kV 22 210 22 Available 22 0 22 100% 0% 100% 60 kV % available Total installed 947 226 630 248 2 051 Total available 439 51 442 38 970 % available 46% 23% 70% 15% 47% Source: data from Strategy (2002) and ENE 2003 estimates.
Angola : towards an energy strategy by International Energy Agency