ANGOLA – Sonangol Group, a parastatal that oversees petroleum and natural gas production in Angola, through its Business Unit Gas and Renewable Energy, has signed the Head of Terms agreement with Total Eren and Greentech for the construction of the Central Energy Photovoltaics “Quilemba Solar”.
The plant will be built in the Lubango region, to supply around 30 MW to the national electricity grid, thus reinforcing energy production in Angola.
This significant milestone, which precedes other stages for the development of the project, represents yet another step by Sonangol and Total, with the support of Greentech, towards the goals, defined by the Government, of producing energy from renewable sources, up to 500 MW, in the time horizon 2022-2025.
The implementation of this project is another step towards the clean energies that are currently at the heart of the strategy of Total and Sonangol, both traditional oil companies, but also companies focused on the energy of the future.
The agreement was signed by the President of the Executive Committee of the Gas and Renewable Energy Business Unit, Manuel Borges de Barros, and by Olivier Jouny, General Director of Total Angola, an act witnessed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sonangol, Gaspar Martins, and the administrators Jorge Vinhas and Joaquim Fernandes.
Founded in 2012, Total Eren is the dedicated renewable energy subsidiary of EREN Groupe, the leading player in natural resource efficiency.
Total Eren is an Independent Power Producer (IPP), which develops, finances, invests in, builds, and operates renewable energy power plants (solar, wind, hydro) worldwide over the long-term.
Since December 2017, Total S.A., a key player in the energy sector, has been a shareholder of Total Eren and on 5 April 2019, Total Eren acquired NovEnergia Group, thereby strengthening its presence in southern Europe in particular.
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