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Angola - 400 kV Transmission Line Belém do Huambo Substation to Lubango Substation – ESIA Summary
Angola is a country blessed with an abundance of natural resources, particularly as it relates to the energy sector and power sub-sector. The power system was developed over time with the main source being hydropower and this will continue to be the main source of electrical energy in the future supplemented with gas, wind and solar. At present the major generations totalize 4,3 GW, being 55% generated by hydropower plants.
One of the goals of the Angola’s National Development Plan is to increase the access to electricity from 36% in 2017 to 50% in 2022. On the other hand, the National Strategy for Climate Change (2018-2030) calls for the transition to a low carbon economy and aims to electrify 60% of the rural population by 2025 and increase access to low-carbon energy in rural areas.