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In Angola, the African Development Bank supports the Renewable Energy Sector

The Angola Renewable Energy Program (AREP) implemented in Angola between 2019 and 2022 has helped to establish a viable and sustainable procurement framework that stimulates investments by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in the Angolan renewable energy sector, particularly in solar energy and hydropower. By the end of 2021, Angola had made progress by increasing the national electrification rate (from 33% in 2017 to 43% in 2021) and raising the renewable component of the energy mix from 59% in 2017 to 64% in 2021. T

he Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) provided the program with a $1 million grant. The program will help reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels and mitigate the adverse effects of mega energy projects. It also seeks to foster private investment in the renewable energy sector and to build capacity for project design, implementation and monitoring. The long-term development strategy aims to expand electricity access to 60% of the population by 2025, with renewable energy accounting for 70% of the country’s installed capacity.

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