100-megawatts wind farm planned for Tômbwa district
Angola, Luanda - A wind farm of 100 megawatts, with 50 aerogenerators, shall be built soon in the district of Tômbwa, south-west Namibe province, by the Ministry of Energy and Water, under the project to expand the use of renewable energy. Speaking to ANGOP in light of the workshop on “Environmental Technologies”, promoted on Friday by the aforesaid ministry, the national director for renewable energy, Sandra Cristóvão, referred that, in Namibe province, the sector identified a wind potential with an average wind speed of 5,2 metres per second (m/s), at a height of 40 metres. According to Sandra Cristóvão, the necessary technical documents for the construction of this wind farm have been elaborated. “Concerning aeolic energy, there are two stages to follow. The first relates to the expansion of this energy system to various regions and give firm steps to build this farm that will link the southern network”, he said. Besides projects linked to aeolic energy, the sector equally identified biomass projects, both of forest residues as well as of urban residues (organic), which can serve as a source of electricity.