Minister for Industry at 17th Africa Utility Week Conference

The Electricity for all programme under Horizonte 2020, initiated by the Government of H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in 2007, and through which specific action has been carried out for the development of the energy sector, has received an investment of more than two thousand million dollars to date, according to information from the Minister for Industry and Energy, Eugenio Edu Ndong.

Edu Ndong attended the 17th Africa Utility Week Conference, held recently in Cape Town (South Africa). The event served for the promotion and development of the energy sectors on the African continent. In his speech, the minister gave details to those present of the large and significant electrical infrastructure work carried out in our country, at a general level, by the Government.

According to the minister, for the generation of electricity, our country has power stations, both in the Continental and the Insular Regions, built and financed entirely by the Government, which has mainly opted for clean, less polluting energies. Specifically these are hydroelectric and gas-fired thermal power stations.

Among them are the Djibloho Hydroelectric Power Station, at 120 MW, and the Thermal Power Station in the city of Bata, at 24 MW.

Also in construction is the Sendje Hydroelectric Power Station, at 200 MW, in the Continental Region.

At the Turbo Gas Power Station, at 154 MW, located in the Insular Region, the Government has implemented a programme of rehabilitation for old hydroelectric power stations, among them, those of Riaba, Musola I and II (both in the Insular Region) and the one at Bikomo in the continental part, with the work carried out by a Chinese company.

For the transportation of this energy, the Government has constructed modern high-tension 220KV – 110KV electricity networks in the Continental Region, and 66KV – 33KV in the Insular Region, which at the same time are provided with transformation substations and power dispatch centres.

With respect to the distribution of energy, Edu Ndong reported that Equatorial Guinea has medium tension 20 KV networks, and low tension 0.4 KV networks, connected to the houses and public lighting in cities throughout the country, in a programme that is now 89% complete.

The minister placed electrification as a development engine for villages, taking into account that through it the industries making possible physical, effective sustainable development are red.

Africa Utility Week, which Equatorial Guinea attended as a guest country, is an annual event in which African countries and other participants speak about the transmission, distribution and revolution of energy in Africa.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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