Demand will see significant growth based on an electrification process focused in provincial capitals and municipal townships (which represent 97% of the 3.7 million household clients expected in 2025) and commune townships whenever economic and technical rational allow it. Priority will be given to grid extension so as to maximize the number of municipal and commune townships and the continued investment in structural projects in the interconnected grid.
In order to ensure a safe power supply, even in years of lower hydro flow, Angola should have 9.9 GW of installed capacity – through increasing power capacity in all sub-systems and through a strong reliance on hydro and gas (which will correspond, respectively, to 66% and 19% of installed power capacity).
Angola will achieve more than 70% of installed renewable capacity – one of the highest percentages in the world – which includes 800 MW of new renewables (biomass, solar, wind and mini-hydro).

Angola will thus be on a level playing field with the best 10 countries in the world in SADC, OPEC and OECD, as to installed renewable power and CO2 power sector related emissions. Generation dispatch will depend greatly on hydrology.
In favourable years hydro will represent more than 70% of internal consumption, gas production will also serve exports, and the remaining thermal will be used only as a backup (representing less than 1% of the generation). In dry years, hydro will account only for 48% of production, gas power stations will be fully functioning for internal consumption, there will be a high utilization of the remaining thermal backup units and it may be necessary to import energy in off-peak hours. Maintaining supply security requirements, Angola may export energy in wet periods and import during off-peak hours in dry periods.
The National Transport Network will continue to expand after 2017, with the goal of interlinking all provincial capitals, of taking the power grid to an ever increasing number of municipal and commune townships, of maximizing generation efficiency and of promoting Angola’s interconnection to the regional system of SADC.
The North-Central-South transport corridor will provide provinces with competitive energy and enhanced supply security, connect the Angolan power system to DR Congo (in the North) and Namibia (in the South) and, after 2025, allow the transport of gas based generation from new gas discoveries.