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Angola targets seven-fold power generation increase

August 2013
ANGOLA PLANS to increase its electricity generation capacity from the present 1,200 megawatts (MW) to 8,400 MW by 2025. Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges said the goal is to double the country’s electrification rate from about 30 percent to 60 percent over the same period. He said between 2002 and 2012, Angola focused on the rehabilitation of infrastructure destroyed by the long civil war the country had suffered, with a particular focus on power transmission and distribution. The second period of development has been earmarked for the period 2013 - 2015, which includes the increase of access to electricity.