Angola Energy Situation
8.8333° S, 13.3333° E
Total Area (km²): It includes a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
Population: It is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin.
Rural Population (% of total population): It refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.
GDP (current US$): It is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources.
GDP Per Capita (current US$): It is gross domestic product divided by midyear population
Access to Electricity (% of population): It is the percentage of population with access to electricity.
Energy Imports Net (% of energy use): It is estimated as energy use less production, both measured in oil equivalents. A negative value indicates that the country is a net exporter. Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.
Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption (% of total): It comprises coal, oil, petroleum, and natural gas products.
Three decades of civil war has destroyed much of the infrastructures of Angola and a large part of the population is also displaced. Therefore, Angola also ranks low among African countries in many human development indicators.Only a small percentage of Angola's population has access to electricity. The State-owned generation company has about 900 MW of installed capacity where 60% of the installed capacity is hydro while rest is primarily diesel-fired thermal.
Find relevant data on energy production, total primary energy supply, electricity consumption and CO2 emissions for Angolaon the IEA homepage.
Find relevant information for Angola on energy access (access to electricity, access to clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency) on the TrackingSDG7 Angola Page. (Sustainable Development Goal indicators 7.1 energy access, 7.2 on renewable energy and 7.3 on energy efficiency)
Find a summarized energy profiles for Angola (Atlas of Africa Energy Sources) .
Find relevant data on Renewable Power Capacity and Generation of Angolaat the homepage of IRENA.org.
Key Problems of the Energy Sector
According to Power Africa, the following challenges are the most essential to Angola's energy sector:
- Macroeconomic governance
- Lack of creditworthy utilities
- Lack of cost-reflective tariff
- PPAs priced in local currency, and little interest in USD PPAs
Policy Framework, Laws and Regulations
Institutional Set up in the Energy Sector
Other Key Actors / Activities of Donors, Implementing Agencies, Civil Society Organisations
- USAID Power Africa: Angola Factsheet
- Find relevant documents and data sets for Angola in the Power for all PEAK homepage
- Retrieved from: http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/angola2006.pdf
- Power Africa. (2018). Angola Factsheet. Retrieved from: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1860/Angola_-_November_2018_Country_Fact_Sheet.pdf