Angola Capanda Dam Power Output at 44% Capacity, Jornal Reports
Angola, Africa’s second-largest oil producer, reduced electricity generation at the Capanda Dam that helps power the capital as a drought cut Kwanza River water levels, the state-owned Jornal de Angola reported.
The dam is producing 240 megawatts, compared with a capacity of 520 megawatts, the paper said, citing Eurico Ferreira, director of the Kwanza power authority. Production should increase from the end of next month after seasonal rains begin, he said. The project sends 80 percent of its power about 300 kilometers (185 miles) northwest to the capital, Luanda, which suffers daily blackouts, Ferreira said.
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