Angola may become clean energy exporter

Wind turbine farm14 February 2014, Luanda –  Angola may become an exporter of electricity based on the clean energy if the regional interconnection is developed, considered on Thursday, in Luanda, the Norway ambassador to Angola, Ingrid Ofstad.

The diplomat who was speaking at the opening session of workshop on “Promotion and Development of Renewable Energy in Angola” said that the clean and renewable energy are key for development of industry as well as exporting products.

“In Angola, the huge power of clean energy can be used in order to improve the living conditions of the population, with industrial project of small and big dimension”, she highlighted.

The improvement of the electricity supply is one of the millennium development goals and may be a key point for solving some important challenges that Angola faces, like the fight against poverty and diversifying the economy.

On the other hand, the head of department of legal regulation of Electrical Sector, Augusta Rodrigues, who addressed the topic “The Revision of Electrical General Law” said that this revision will allow development of electricity in the country.

Augusta Rodriguez said that the programme intends to electrify the rural areas so lighting these areas and give access to all citizens.

The official also said that with this renewable energy programme will be spread up the rural electrification of the country aimed to respond the real needs of the country.

– Angola Press

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