From the Field
Angola, Namibia to connect power systems
LUANDA, November 20, 2018 – The Angolan and Namibian governments have agreed to conduct studies on interconnecting the countries’ electricity systems, local media reported Monday.
Angolan Minister of Energy and Water João Baptista Borges and Namibian Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Alpheus Naruseb signed the agreement, Angop reported.
Namibia Power Corporation and Rede Nacional de Transporte de Electricidade of Angola have been working with the Southern African Power Pool on connecting the transmission systems.
The agreement will also facilitate the construction of the Baynes hydroelectric dam. The two countries have agreed to divide the power output evenly when the plant comes on line in 2025.