TotalEnergies has won a concession to construct Angola’s first solar plant.
The 35MW Quilemba project also has the possibility of adding 45MW in a second phase.
The plant will be located in the southern city of Lubango and should come on stream at the end of 2023.
It will contribute to the decarbonization of Angola’s energy mix and, through a fixed-price power purchase agreement.
TotalEnergies also said it will deliver “significant savings” for the Angolan government compared to the fuel used in existing power plants.
TotalEnergies holds an 51% interest in Quilemba solar, alongside affiliates of Sonangol EP (30%) and Angola Environment Technology (Greentech, 19%).
Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies., said: Quilemba will allow us to harness the country’s solar potential and develop a sustainable model for the production of electricity.
“These three projects demonstrate TotalEnergies’ ambition to support Angola during the energy transition by producing energy with low carbon intensity and developing renewables in a country with strong potential.”