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Cunene, Cuanza, Hydroelectric plants, central plateau, kilowatt-hours

Angola has great hydroelectric potential in the numerous streams that descend from the central plateau. Hydroelectric plants have been constructed on the Cuanza, Cunene, Dande, and Catumbela rivers. The total production of electric energy in 1999 was 1.5 billion kilowatt-hours, 68 percent of which was generated from hydroelectric plants. At present Angola’s power production potential exceeds its needs.



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Cunene, Cuanza, Hydroelectric plants, central plateau, kilowatt-hours, percent, needs, Dande

 
 

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