Power Africa has supported the development of electricity generation projects in Angola. In addition, various firms have received U.S. Embassy support to move transactions forward. The page below gives an overview of the energy sector in Angola and explains Power Africa's involvement in the country.


Population: 30.8 million | GDP (1): $105.75 billion

A major oil-exporting country and OPEC member, Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest economy. Increasing the access to electric power is a high priority for the Government of Angola, which has set targets of 9.9 gigawatts (GW) of installed generation capacity and a 60% electrification rate by 2025. Large-scale projects implemented in 2017/18 include the Soyo combined cycle natural gas plant (750 MW), and the Lauca hydroelectric project (2.1 GW). In 2014, mapping studies identified the potential for 55 GW solar power, 3 GW wind power, and 18 GW in hydropower throughout the country. Certain issues, such as the creditworthiness of utilities, cost-reflective tariffs, and local currency risk will need to be addressed.


  • Installed Capacity (2): 6,143 MW
    • Hydro: 56%
    • Gas: 12%
    • Other: 32%

Power Africa new MW to date at financial close: 0


  • Current Access Rate (3): 45%
    • Urban: 65%
    • Rural: 6%

Power Africa new connections: 144


Power Africa Success Stories in Angola

Advancing a Connected Power System in Angola


Power Africa is partnering with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Angola to build critical transmission infrastructure in Angola.

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A blue taxi, a man walking and crisscrossing power lines in Luanda.

Investment in energy infrastructure is key to economic development in the bustling city of Luanda, Angola’s capital, and beyond.

Transmission line in Angola

Collaboration between Power Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Government of the Republic of Angola is building transmission and distribution infrastructure that will evacuate around 1,000 megawatts (MW) from North to South to improve access to electricity, strengthen the financial viability of the power sector and connect Angola to regional markets.
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Bridging the Power Gap in Angola: Power Africa Partners to Build Critical Energy Infrastructure


To support the Government of Angola’s goal of 60 percent electrification by 2025, Power Africa and the African Development Bank are working together to expand electricity infrastructure, facilitate new electricity connections for homes and businesses, and ultimately contribute to Angola’s continued economic development.

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