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Angola creating a regional energy market

Luanda, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Angola will support the creation of a regional market for products and services in the field of renewable energies, Gilberto da Piedade Verissimo, Chairperson of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC), confirmed.

In an interview with the Jornal de Angola, the official assured that the fact that Angola was chosen for the project responds to its progress in the use of renewable energy sources.

According to Verissimo, the CEEAC center in Luanda will also carry out research on the energy interconnection among member states for the sake of efficiency in the production and consumption of electricity.

The issue was exposed last Saturday in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the context of a CEAAC summit.

Starting next month, Luanda will serve as the headquarters for the Regional Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), whose role will be to carry out studies on the region’s needs in these matters, the newspaper reported.

According to the source, the institution will work on national and regional impact projects, thus covering urban, peri-urban and rural areas.

The inauguration is scheduled for March 10th in Viana, Luanda province, in a ceremony in which the Angolan government will officially hand over the facility to the RCREEE, the report said.

President João Lourenço announced last year in Washington, United States, that Angola’s goal is to reach 80 percent clean energy within three years.


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