Africa Energy: Angola helps Sao Tome and Principe to overcome power production crisis

The Angolan government plans to send generator groups to Sao Tome and Principe soon to help the West African archipelago to overcome its electricity production crisis, Sao Tome minister Osvaldo Abreu announced.

The Minister of Public Works, Infrastructures, Natural Resources and Environment also said that Angolan technicians are already working on repairing existing generator sets in the country that are damaged.

The STP Press news agency reported that a four-person Angolan technical team arrived in Sao Tome on Monday, and began work on repairing damaged generator sets on Tuesday after a meeting with Osvaldo Abreu.

The Angolan team also met with technicians from water and electricity company Emae and visited three power stations in the country, namely the one in the capital, Bobo Forro and Santo Amaro.

Abreu said that the study to be carried out by the Angolan team in partnership with Sao Tome technicians aims “to identify the main problems of existing [generator] groups as well as their possible recovery and the acquisition of new groups to make up the production deficit.”

The minister declined to name the exact date the new generator groups sent by Angola would arrive, noting only that the government is “making efforts” to solve the problem, but said it is possible that the problem would be solved before Christmas. (macauhub)

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