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Renewables in Angola – National Status Report 2022

ALER, in partnership with MINEA and with the support of GET.invest, published the Renewables in Angola – National Status Report 2022.

Market Overview

These market overviews aim to provide a brief overview of the renewable energy sector in the PALOP countries and list the main existing or planned programs and projects. They work as a summary of ALER's reports and priviledged information that ALER has access.

News

12 of June 2024
Energy transition: Vision 2030

The member states of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) have been progressing at different rates in the development and implementation of their energy transition strategies. The multiple contexts and challenges have led to different solutions and approaches to a common struggle: decarbonizing economies more quickly and meeting climate objectives.  

7 of June 2024
Find out the latest market updates for Portuguese-speaking African countries with the ALER Market Outlook 2024

The latest editions of ALER's Market Sheets, now known as ALER Market Outlook, were launched on 27th and 28th May,during the ALER Market Outlook 2024 event. To provide a brief overview of the renewable energy sector in Portuguese-speaking African countries, the ALER Market Outlook condenses all the privileged information that ALER has access to, highlighting the most recent and relevant data for each country.

5 of June 2024
CPLP Energy and Climate Seminars promote debate on climate finance for the energy transition

The Government of São Tomé and Príncipe, which holds the Presidency of the CPLP, together with the Energy Thematic Committee of the CPLP Consultative Observers, coordinated by ALER and RELOP, and with the institutional support of the CPLP, will promote an Energy and Climate Seminars Series to discuss the contribution of climate finance mechanisms to accelerating the energy transition in the CPLP Member States.

4 of June 2024
Recording of the webinar “Energizing Africa: How EU Financing the Renewable Landscape?” available online

On 4th June, ALER and GreenVenture hosted the webinar “Energizing Africa: How EU Financing is Changing the Renewable Landscape?”. The recording of the webinar and the speakers' presentations are now available online on the event page.

31 of May 2024
Registration for the 5th Edition of the S-@ccess Conference is now open

Registration for the 5th edition of the S-@ccess Conference is now officially open. The event, which has the support of ALER in its dissemination, takes place between 4th and 6th of September, at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), in Palma de Mallorca.

31 of May 2024
New Luena Solar Power Plant supplies energy to 171 000 consumers

The municipality of Luena, in the province of Moxico, has a new solar power plant with an installed capacity of 25.3MW and the capacity to serve more than 171,000 consumers.

29 of May 2024
ALER signs Joint Declaration on World Energy Day

During an initiative promoted by APE to celebrate World Energy Day, ALER and 20 other Associations signed a Joint Declaration and publicly reaffirmed their commitment to the energy transition. The signing ceremony took place on May 29 at the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon.

20 of May 2024
ALER and GreenVenture discuss EU funding for renewable energy in Africa

ALER, in partnership with GreenVenture (an ALER Member and leader in the development of renewable energy projects), will be organising the webinar "Energizing Africa: How EU Financing is Changing the Renewable Landscape?". 

30 of April 2024
ALER releases Events Agenda 2024

ALER's Events Agenda 2024 is now available online (here). As well as providing information on the coming quarters' events, this document helps to identify different investment and networking opportunities.

24 of April 2024
Saurimo Photovoltaic Plant launched with an installed capacity of 26.13MW

At the beginning of April, the Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, inaugurated the Saurimo Photovoltaic Plant in Lunda-Sul, a project with an installed capacity of 26.13 MW, enough to benefit more than 170,000 families.

26 of March 2024
ALER at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

ALER's Executive Director, Isabel Cancela de Abreu, visited Berlin to take part in the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024 (BETD.24). The conference, which took place on 19th and 20th March, focused on debating strategies to achieve a tripling of the world's renewable energy capacity.

22 of March 2024
EU-Angola: Council gives final greenlight to the EU’s first sustainable investment facilitation agreement

On 4th March, the European Council adopted a decision on the conclusion of the sustainable investment facilitation agreement (SIFA) between the European Union and Angola. This agreement will make it easier to attract and expand investments while integrating environment and labour rights commitments in the EU-Angola relationship.

8 of March 2024
ALER celebrates Women's International Day with an interview with Mayra Pereira and Miquelina Menezes

This 8th March, to celebrate International Women's Day, ALER is publishing an Interview with the two women who lead the Association: Mayra Pereira, President of ALER, and Miquelina Menezes, President of the General Assembly.

26 of February 2024
The construction of seven photovoltaic power stations in Angola is completed

Angola recently completed the construction of seven photovoltaic power stations, which will add a further 370MW to the public electricity grid and could benefit at least 500,000 inhabitants in rural areas.

23 of February 2024
Luachimo Dam ready to generate 34 megawatts of energy

The Luachimo Dam in Lunda-Norte province, which previously produced 8.4 megawatts of energy, is technically ready to generate 34 megawatts.

31 of January 2024
ALER is positioning itself on a new level

At the end of last year, ALER's Members unanimously approved the Activities Plan and Budget for 2024. This marks the beginning of a new stage for the Association and its growth alongside the sector's evolution.

30 of January 2024
The latest edition of the ASAER Newsletter is now available

In the latest edition of its Newsletter, the Angolan Renewable Energy Association (ASAER) reviews its activities in the last quarter.

30 of January 2024
ALER celebrates 1st International Day of Clean Energy

The United Nations has declared 26th January 2024 the first International Day of Clean Energy and ALER marked the date with the release of the latest data on the incorporation of clean energy in Portuguese-speaking countries.

29 of January 2024
Legislation on the energy sector available on LERenováveis

The latest legislation applicable to the energy sector is now available online at LERenováveis.

15 of January 2024
Global renewable electricity increased by 50% between 2022 and 2023

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global renewable electricity capacity increased by 50% between 2022 and 2023, and the next five years will see the fastest growth ever. However, the lack of funding for emerging and developing economies is a problem.

19 of December 2023
'It is clear that the Angolan Executive will have to make a concerted effort (...) to involve private developers/investors'

"Renewable Energies are recognized energy sources in the world energy market, due to the increasing improvement of the cost-benefit ratio, the financing that has happened quite frequently, the energy security and incentive policies developed by Governments to attract the private sector."

19 of December 2023
ALER's Executive Director received by the Brazilian Ambassador to Angola

In preparation for the initiatives foreseen in ALER's Activity Plan and Budget for 2024, ALER's Executive Director had a meeting with the Brazilian Ambassador to Angola, Rafael de Mello Vidal.

19 of December 2023
ALER organises General Assembly in Luanda and approves Activity Plan for 2024

On Wednesday, December 13th, ALER Members met in a General Assembly (GA) in Luanda, in the first meeting of its kind to take place in Angolan territory. 

19 of December 2023
Highlights of Lusophone cooperation at COP28

The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) took place between 30 November and 12 December, providing important debates and negotiations. Several co-operation agreements were signed during the COP, reflecting the global commitment to tackling climate challenges.

27 of October 2023
AfDB's investment portfolio in Angola reached US$1 billion in 2019

In an interview with LUSA, Pietro Toigo, the AfDB's representative in Angola, highlighted the financial expansion that has taken place over the last five years to boost investment in the Angolan energy sector.

3 of October 2023
See the latest edition of the ASAER's Bulletin

This October, the Angolan Renewable Energy Association (ASAER) resumed publication of its Bulletin, which is now available for consultation.

15 of June 2023
Inotec opens pre-paid meter factory in Angola

Inotec, an ALER member, inaugurated a factory to produce pre-paid meters in the electricity and water segments. This new development contributes to Angola's future through economic growth via industrialisation.

9 of June 2023
The Central African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CEREEAC) takes shape in Luanda, Angola

The Africa Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre took shape during May and is already led by Jean-Pierre Ndoutoum.

31 of May 2023
Angola: The new Caraculo Solar Power Plant was inaugurated

The Namibe province has, since May 30th, one more energy solution, with the launch of the new Caraculo photovoltaic power plant, built in an area of 33 hectares, 60 kilometres from Moçâmedes.

30 of March 2023
ALER attended the EAIF 2023

During the month of March ALER was present at EAIF 2023 which took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Rita Marouço, ALER's Project Manager, was an invited speaker at the panel "Private-public dialogue on renewable electrification & investment Opportunities in Southern Africa" which took place on March 23rd.

30 of March 2023
Lusophone Compact seeks to accelerate private renewable energy projects in PALOP countries

"Lusophone Compact (LC) operates as a framework, a gateway that is always open, for private companies to submit their projects. (...) The Compact creates a privileged space for the development of renewable energy by the private sector in the PALOP."

28 of March 2023
ASAER holds new Renewable Energy Working Group

On March 17th, ASAER held the fourth meeting of the GTER in partnership with ANPG for a joint discussion on the "Contribution of Biofuels in National Energy Diversification" and, consequently, the creation of a strategy for biofuels in Angola.

9 of March 2023
Angola hosts the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy in Central Africa

Angola is now hosting the new headquarters of the Regional Centre for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency in Central Africa, whose aim will be to develop studies on the region's needs.

31 of January 2023
World Bank report reveals new data on energy indicators by country

The 2022 World Bank Report charts the evolution of energy indicators by country and concludes that sub-Saharan Africa scored highly on electricity access policy.

30 of January 2023
New Renewable Energy Projects in Angola

New renewable energy projects in Angola include the construction of Angola's largest solar PV power plant, in Biópio, a project developed the MCA, an ALER member, and plans to build four more PV power plants.

15 of December 2022
Angola is included in the new Africa mini-grids program

In November, the Africa Mini-Grids Program was launched, a technical assistance program for new development opportunities for energy supply. Angola is one of the countries contemplated by the program.

1 of December 2022
EU/Angola: first sustainable investment facilitation agreement

 The European Commission concluded negotiations with Angola on a Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement (AFIS) – the first agreement of this type signed by the EU.

30 of November 2022
EDP funds nine projects that promote energy access in four African countries

Financing of one million euros, under the fourth edition of Access to Energy Fund, reinforces EDP's social impact strategy in emerging economies and its focus on ensuring a fair energy transition. The projects now selected will benefit close to one million people in four African countries.

28 of October 2022
In October, ASAER launched a Newsletter special edition and organized their first Webinar

During the month of October, ASAER published a special edition of the newsletter "Boletim Informativo" and organised the Association's first webinar dedicated to the theme “Environmental and Social Impacts of Renewable Energies in Angola”.

28 of October 2022
ALER delivers National Renewable Energy Status Report to the Angolan minister

João Baptista Borges, Minister of Energy and Water of Angola, received a copy of the Renewable Energies - National Report, delivered by the Executive Director of ALER, Isabel Cancela de Abreu.

27 of October 2022
São Tomé and Príncipe and Angola attended the 5th Assembly of the International Solar Alliance at New Delhi

São Tomé and Príncipe and Angola were present at the 5th Assembly of the International Solar Alliance, in New Delhi. The two countries, as ISA members, will have new opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

27 of October 2022
Angola: Measures to reach 70% of energy from renewable sources

To reach the goal of 70% of energy obtained from renewable energy sources, by 2025, Angola is looking for alternatives for the decarbonization of its energy matrix. Study indicates that it will be necessary to invest about 23.3 billion dollars.

21 of October 2022
UNIDO announced one job opportunity for the position of CEREAAC Technical Specialist in Angola

UNIDO is recruiting a Technical Specialist for the CEREEAC IED  in Luanda, Angola.  The TE will support the CEREEAC IED in the establishment of the centre in its key operational processes.

10 of October 2022
'We want to continue to grow together in 2023 and until the end of this term.'

"We reinforced the activities for which we are already known, positioning ourselves as an active and relevant player in the debate on the energy sector in the Portuguese-speaking countries, a networking facilitator to national/regional/international level and a source of privileged and up-to-date information, developing renewable energies growth in these countries."

28 of September 2022
ALER's Executive Director in an interview with Público

Isabel Cancela de Abreu, ALER’s Executive Director, gave an interview to Público newspaper in which she explained that African countries “are energy islands, they do not have the interconnections that exist in Europe and, deep down, they are used to fending for themselves”.

28 of September 2022
Angola celebrates concession contract for the launch of the first Solar powerplant in Huíla

TotalEnergies, subsidiary of Total Eren an ALER's member,  together with Sonagás and Greentech announced on September 22nd the signing of the concession contract for the installation and operation of a photovoltaic solar powerplant “Quilemba” with an installed capacity of 35 megawatts.

28 of September 2022
Signed a €400 million guarantee agreement to support the Lusophone Compact

The AfDB and the Portuguese Government signed a guarantee agreement to be granted to the African Development Bank under the Lusophone Compact, in which Portugal will provide guarantees of up to 400 million euros exclusively for projects financed by the AfDB and approved under this agreement.

22 of September 2022
ALER is hiring a Financial and Administrative Manager

ALER is looking for a Financial and Administrative Manager to take up their duties as soon as possible, preferably in the first half of October.

28 of July 2022
New IRENA report shows that renewable power remains cost-competitive amid fossil fuel crisis

New IRENA report, published on July 13th, shows that almost two-thirds of renewable power added in 2021 had lower costs than the cheapest coal-fired options in G20 countries.

28 of July 2022
New Solar Power Plants launched in Angola

The two projects of photovoltaic solar energy production are part of the “Energia Angola 2025” plan and have a capacity of 285 megawatts. Both photovoltaic power plants are expected to initially benefit more than two million people.

28 of July 2022
ALER is an Association Partner for the 15th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum

The "Microgrid Global Innovation Forum" takes place from September 13th to 15th in London. Use the ALER discount code and enjoy a 20% discount on registration.

15 of July 2022
In June ALER was present at the AEF and EAIF

In June, ALER was present at the Africa Energy Forum 2022 that took place in Brussels, Belgium, as well as at the Energy Access Investment Forum 2022 event that took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

14 of July 2022
The International Conference on Renewable Energy in Angola will allow a reflection on the situation of our country

"The population's needs are pressing and grow with the number of inhabitants and, for this reason, the perseverance to improve must always be constant."

14 of July 2022
New Solar Power Plant in Angola approved by the President

The construction of the Cabinda Solar Power Plant and a battery storage system were approved, due to the need for investment to boost the production, transport and distribution of electricity.

14 of July 2022
REN21 published new 2022 Global State of Renewables Report

REN21's 2022 Global Status of Renewable Energy Report states that the global transition to clean energy is not happening. “There was record growth in renewable energy, but the world missed the historic chance to recover clean energy,” the report says.

3 of July 2022
Invitation for His Excelency the Minister of Energy and Waters, João Baptista Borges

The International conference "Renewable Energy in Angola 2022" will provide an overview of Renewable Energies. Angola, by 2025 intends to electrify 50% of the population and that at least 7.5% of the electricity generated in the country comes from renewable energy sources other than large hydro, with a total power of 800 MW planned. 

2 of June 2022
SEforAll Forum in Rwanda highlights

During the Forum held from 16 to 19 May in Kigali, Rwanda, initiatives amounting to more than US$347 million were presented to support energy access and transition.

2 of June 2022
New renewable projects approved in Angola

The Government of Angola has approved an agreement for the feasibility studies, worth more than US$1 billion to bring energy to 60 communes and has also signed a contract worth 1,USD 95 billion for the works for the electrification of 26 municipal offices and 56 communes.

2 of June 2022
World Bank insists on investment in renewable energy in Africa

Renewable energies are "a fundamental foundation for security and overall improvements in growth and living standards", says David Malpass, President of the World Bank

2 of June 2022
ALER Exchange Programme

ALER promoted an Angola-Mozambique institutional exchange action in the field of renewable energies in Maputo from 24 to 28 May.

2 of June 2022
ALER Open Day & General Assembly - New Directorate of ALER

ALER organized the 4th Edition of ALER Open Day, which followed the ALER General Assembly, in which the Members elected the new members of the governing structure for the 3rd term of the Association.

16 of May 2022
Call for applications for the Online Training Program on Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands

Until May 23rd, registration is open for the Online Workshop Training for Trainers: Training Program on Sustainable Energy Solutions for Islands.

3 of May 2022
Save the date: May 24th – ALER Open Day

On May 24th, ALER will hold the ALER Open Day, an opportunity to exchange contacts, share and disseminate privileged information with our partners and other members.

2 of May 2022
Renewable energies contributed on a large scale to energy production in 2021

Renewable energy continued to expand steadily and well above the long-term trend, with share in total capacity expansion reaching new record of 81% last year.

30 of March 2022
ALER participates in the 2nd REWG meeting organized by ASAER

ALER participated in the second meeting of the Renewable Energy Working Group (REWG), with the co-organization of AFD – French Development Agency and ASAER - Angolan Association of Renewable Energy.

30 of March 2022
ALER’s Executive Director participated in the program “Bem Vindos” of RTP Africa

Isabel Cancela de Abreu, ALER'S Executive Director, participated in the morning program “Bem vindos” of RTP Africa, in which she reinforced the urgency of the development of renewable energies.

25 of February 2022
University of Benguela establishes partnership with MCA Group

The MCA Group, an ALER's associate, in partnership with the University of Benguela, established a protocol for paid internships for newly graduated engineers.

20 of December 2021
ASAER creates GTER - Renewable Energy Working Group

GTER - Renewable Energy Working Group, held its first meeting on November 17th, co-organised by the British Embassy and ASAER

2 of December 2021
ASAER launches its 1st Newsletter

The Angolan Association of Renewable Energies, presented on September 30 at the event "ASAER and the promotion of renewable energies in Angola", it launched its 1st Newsletter

29 of October 2021
ALER's Executive Director participates in the RELOP 2021's Debate Cycle

ALER's Executive Director, Isabel Cancela de Abreu participated as speaker in the 2nd session of the RELOP 2021's II Cycle of Debates, under the topic “Impact of climate change on the hydrocarbons sector”.

27 of October 2021
ALER welcomes Telectrinf!

Telectrinf is ALER's most recent Associate.

30 of September 2021
ALER Executive Director participates in the Sonangol's webinar: 'Renewable Energy in Angola: opportunities and challenges'

No âmbito da comemoração do aniversário da Sonangas, subsidiária da Sonango,l responsável por projetos de energias renováveis, a empresa está a organizar uma série de webinars dedicados aos temas mais relevantes do setor energético.

29 of September 2021
Event - ASAER and the promotion of Renewable Energy in Angola: 'The energy transition is necessary'

Learn more about the ASAER presentation event and the promotion of renewable energy in Angola that took place on 30 September

23 of July 2021
ASAER - Angolan Renewable Energy Association is created!

On July 8, the first governing bodies of ASAER - Angolan Renewable Energy Association, were elected at a General Assembly held in Luanda.

22 of July 2021
ASAER, a new Association for the promotion of Renewable Energies in the Portuguese speaking countries

After a long process carried out by the founding members, which allowed the creation of ASAER with the publication of its statutes on March 5th, 2020, the General Assembly was held last July 8th, where the first governing bodies were elected for the next 3 years.

19 of July 2021
EDP funds seven solar energy projects in five African countries

Several sustainable and clean energy projects, including two in Mozambique and one in Angola, will receive a total funding of half a million euros through the A2E Fund.

1 of July 2021
Central African Ministers pave the way for a regional sustainable energy centre in Angola – Driving the energy transition from the region for the region

In a historic meeting on 3 June 2021, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, the eleven Ministers of Energy of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) approved a Renewable Energy Roadmap and the creation of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Central Africa (CEREEAC) as a specialised institution. During the meeting, the Ministers accepted the kind offer of Angola to host the centre in Luanda.

29 of June 2021
New ALER Market Sheet – Angola

ALER announces the publication of the Angola Market Sheet, a summary document that discloses exclusive market data in a simple, fast, and easy way. This service is exclusive to our Members, learn how you can have access!

28 of May 2021
1st ALER talk: New Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy Projects in Angola

"New Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy Projects in Angola" was the theme of the first ALER Talk held on May 27, sponsored by Source Energia, VdA - Vieira de Almeida and IFC - International Finance Corporation. The event had the institutional support of IRSEA - Electricity and Water Services Regulatory Institute.

Members

Greenlight Africa

GreenLight Africa is a regional company with a base in Mozambique which has been developing projects and consulting since 2010 in two specific areas, namely: Energy and Environment.

 

In the Energy Sector, GreenLight focuses on off-grid and on-grid Solar, Wind, Hydro and Biofuels projects. We have experience in Residential and Industrial Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Charcoal Production and Improved and Efficient Cook-Stoves. We provide technical support to a mix of stakeholders including private sector, government, development organizations and funding institutions. The scope of projects includes the development of feasibility studies; business models; monitoring and evaluations, fund management, market research; baseline studies; management of pilot projects; policy analysis and capacity building initiatives directed at state agencies and ministries.

 

In the Environmental Sector, GreenLight offers services in the field of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Environmental Audits, Resettlement and Communication Plans, Monitoring of Environmental Parameters, ESGs, Adaptation and mitigation of Climate Change, Climate Financing, Monitoring and Evaluation, as well as Feasibility Studies of Projects and Investments.

 

Services are specifically tailored by the multidisciplinary team to meet the specific needs of clients as well as the local conditions to where the projects are implemented.

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Mewton – Mota-Engil Energia

Mewton creates value by developing and implementing tailor-made and sustainable energy solutions. We analyze your specific needs and develop, build, and operate customized solutions ranging from 1 to 100MW and above.

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Inotec, S.A.

Inotec, S.A. is a company with Angolan rights and capitals, created in October 2007, specialized in integrated products and services of industrial engineering with high incorporation of technology.

Currently Inotec, S.A. has a large team that enriches the services provided through back stopping suitable for the quality and excellence of its professionals.

Inotec has conquered and consolidated its position as market leader acting in the areas of design, installation, supply and infrastructures and equipmen maintenance.

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Miranda & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL

MIRANDA & ASSOCIADOS (“Miranda”) is a full-service Portuguese law firm, head-quartered in Lisbon, Portugal. The Firm has a staff of almost 160 people, of which more than 110 are fee-earners. Over the years, the Firm has gained recognition as one of the most preeminent and internationally oriented Portuguese law firms.

Their aim is to combine the highest international standards with local expertise so they can provide a seamless assistance to the top corporations in their most important and challenging assignments, both in Portugal and overseas.

Through over almost 35 years of experience, our lawyers have developed extensive and widely recognized expertise in a large number of industries and fields of law.

MIRANDA is the founding member of the MIRANDA ALLIANCE (“Miranda Alliance”), a network of law firms and lawyers predominantly, but not exclusively, based in Portuguese-speaking countries. The Miranda Alliance currently covers 15 jurisdictions: Angola, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Macau (China), Mozambique, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste; and with a liaison office in the USA (Houston).

As a full service legal services provider, they are ranked in various categories and practice areas. Highlights include the International Law Firm of the Year at the Africa Legal Awards in 2019, and the recognition as the winner of Lusophone Africa Law Firm of the Year in the Chambers Africa Awards in the only four editions of this category - 2018, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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Grupo MF&A - Matos, Fonseca e Associados Moçambique

MF&A Moçambique is part of the MF&A Group, which consists of MF&A Portugal, MF&A Moçambique, Ecofield, and MF&A - São Tomé and Príncipe branch. It specializes in environmental consulting and provides a comprehensive range of integrated global services. The MF&A Group has recorded over 700 completed projects across its companies.

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ASAER

ASAER - Angolan Renewable Energy Association is a private, non-profit entity, with legal and administrative personality, financial and equity autonomy, constituted for an indefinite period, with companies, institutions and individuals as members, concerned about the development of renewable energy in Angola.

Founded in 2020, ASAER’s mission is to promote renewable energy in Angola, establishing links with different stakeholders, public and private - business, institutional and training - in this market sector, promoting private investment in renewable energies, publicizing, participating and establishing partnerships with all entities that can guarantee a green and sustainable future in Angola.

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Gaia Consulting

Gaia is a boutique consulting firm with a focus on the fields of energy, environment and sustainability dedicated to helping businesses, cooperation partners, governments and civil society in Sub-Saharan Africa in changing their narrative towards unlocking the spirit of Ubuntu. Ubuntu revolves around the concept of togetherness and how our actions have an impact on others and society.

Gaia wants to support the transition to a sustainable low carbon future and drive transformation towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all. Gender empowerment and social inclusion is a cross-cutting theme in our path to change the world.

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Telectrinf - Telecomunicações e Electricidade, Lda

Telectrinf  is a 100% Angolan company that operates in the areas of Energy, Telecommunications, Airports, Air Conditioning Systems and grid supervision for industry and agriculture, and hydromechanical and electromechanical installations.

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Luiz Junqueira

Luiz Junqueira is a consultant with over fifteen years of experience working in business development and project implementation of large-scale infrastructure and renewable power projects for private equity investors and industry leaders in emerging markets such as Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

He has substantial experience in LPs and GPs side on business development, managing, planning and supervise an EPC project implementation in remote locations with zero tolerance to unsafe working conditions.

Reference clients include Berkeley Energy, CountorGlobal, Tome International, FabStone, Arkap, Quantum Global Group, Alstom, Camargo Correa, etc.

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Total EREN

Multi-disciplinary, Total Eren is involved and active throughout the development process of a renewable energy project. The choice to follow all phases of development and realization of a project is fully in line with Total Eren's strategic desire to invest in profitable production plants, with a controlled risk profile, and to maintain control of these assets in the long term. Total Eren is thus an independent producer of electricity (IPP) from renewable energy sources.

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SOAPRO
The Soapro Group is an Angolan Group with 29 years of experience in the fields of architecture, engineering, urban planning and environment, operating in the areas of studies and projects, construction management, consulting and auditing. Based in Luanda, the group has also offices in the provinces of Benguela, Cabinda, Huambo, Huíla, Lunda-Sul and Uíge, ensuring the coverage of the whole national territory.
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MCA Grupo
LinkLaters

Linklaters advises some of the largest companies and financial institutions in the world, as well as States and public entities, in their most demanding transactions and activities. With 30 offices in the world's largest business and financial centres located in 20 different countries, Linklaters has sought to honour its customers’ trust by combining not only technical expertise and understanding of their interests and activities, as well as ensuring a level of services compatible with the requirements of the transactions in which they intervene and the entities to which it renders services. Having started its activity in March 2002, Linklaters, in Lisbon, was the first of the Magic Circle law firms to establish a presence in Portugal, in order to serve its clients in this country, in its activities in the Iberian Peninsula and around the world.

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Grupo Quadrante

Quadrante Group, with more than 20 years of experience, provides engineering and architecture consulting services in the areas of Buildings, Transports, Industry and Energy, Water Utilities, Environment and Climate Change, and multidisciplinary projects located anywhere in the world, where flexibility, adaptability to specific conditions and speed of delivery are essential conditions for success. With a team of 170 employees and offices in three continents, our mission is focused on the continuous pursue for sustainable, economically optimized and technically advanced solutions – DESIGNING . DELIVERING . ADDING VALUE

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Source Energia
LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia

LNEG is a State Laboratory acting in the fields of Energy and Geology that conducts research, demonstration and knowledge transfer including technical and technological assistance and laboratory support aimed at companies.

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Resul Angola

Resul Angola is dedicated to the commercialization of equipment for power networks, (High, Medium and Low voltage), counting equipment, namely Prepayment meters, and equipment for photovoltaic parks.

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Rosseti

Rosseti Engenharia, a Luso-Brazilian company with more than 10 years of experience and in strong expansion, provides integrated services under EPC and BoP in the field of Renewable Energies, namely Solar, Wind and Water.

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Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA)

Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA), based in Barcelona, Spain, is an international consulting and engineering company that specializes in distributed generation through renewable energy sources, energy management and efficiency, rural electrification, self-generation, integration of renewables in buildings, sustainable architecture, as well as, specialized training, education and technological development related to its activities.


A pioneering company in this sector with more than 30 years of experience, TTA offers its clients a solid background in carrying out projects from their evaluation and design phases, through to implementation and subsequent monitoring and maintenance.


TTA’s execution of numerous studies and projects, in Spain as well as in more than 40 countries in Latin America, Africa, Oceania and Europe and more recently in Asia, has consolidated the company as a point of reference in rural electrification through Microgrids using Solar Generation. TTA also offers services from its regional unit in Kenya and its office in Vanuatu.


TTA’s projects demonstrate the skills, flexibility and strong technical background of its highly motivated, multidisciplinary team, as well as the company’s firm commitment to providing high quality services and solutions that are technically, socially and environmentally optimal, integrating and harmonizing the needs of its clients with those of all related parties.

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VdA – Vieira de Almeida & Associados

VdA is a portuguese independent law firm. Our international footprint is one of the largest among the leading Lisbon-based law firms being present in ten jurisdictions, including francophone Africa, through VdAtlas - a fully integrated network of indepedent law firms

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MINEA - Ministério da Energia e Águas de Angola

The Ministry of Energy and Water, abbreviated MINEA, is the Assistant Ministerial Department of the President of the Republic, whose purpose is to propose the formulation, conduct, execution and control of the Executive's policy in the areas of energy, water and sanitation.

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HIDROERG – Projectos Energéticos, Limitada

Hidroerg is dedicated to the design, execution, operation and management of systems for electricity production from renewable natural resources. Established in 1989, it operates jointly with its subsidiaries nine power plants with an installed capacity of 33 MW and an annual output of 100 GWh. It aims to be a reference in the renewable energy sector, with a greater focus on water resources, within a framework of sustainable development and social and economic value generation in the areas where it operates.

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CJR Renewables

CJR Renewables offers an EPC/BoP integrated service for the construction of wind farms. Operating across all stages of the process of implantation of a project and offering turnkey solutions. Founded in 2002, CJR Wind is present in Europe and Latin America.

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Confederação Empresarial da CPLP

The main objective of the CE-CPLP is to facilitate and strengthen business relations between associations and business entities of countries affiliated to the Business Confederation of the CPLP, increasing business, imports and exports in economic areas where these countries are included.

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TESE – Associação para o Desenvolvimento

TESE is a Portuguese Development NGO that promotes sustainable access to social services and infrastructure, including renewable energies. Given our mission, we are focused in implementation of projects/consulting services linking the use of modern, reliable and affordable energy with the improvement of living conditions and income generation.

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)
The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) is a science and technology higher education school with a century of history. It was the first school in Portugal to offer a course in Energy and Environment Engineering, with special emphasis on renewable energies and energy efficiency.
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Events

2 of July 2024
1st CPLP Energy and Climate Seminar

The Government of São Tomé and Príncipe, which holds the Presidency of the CPLP, together with the Energy Thematic Committee of the CPLP Consultative Observers, coordinated by ALER and RELOP, and with the institutional support of the CPLP, will promote an Energy and Climate Seminars Series to discuss the contribution of climate finance mechanisms to accelerating the energy transition in the CPLP Member States.

 

27 of May 2024
ALER Market Outlook 2024
Online

ALER Market Outlook provides information on the latest developments in the renewable energy market in the five Portuguese-speaking African countries that ALER monitors, materialized in national market sheets, exclusively accessible to ALER Members.

13 of December 2023
Good Practices Seminar as part of the 'Interchange to analyse the potential of a Home Solar Systems Programme in Angola'

A Good Practices Seminar was held on December 13th in Luanda as part of the "Agreement for the Implementation of an Action" signed between the Angolan Ministry of Energy and Water (MINEA), the Lusophone Renewable Energy Association (ALER) and the EU-Angola Dialogue Facility.

3 of July 2023
Countries' Week: Each day, one country
Online

From July 3rd to 7th, ALER developed the Countries' Week: Each day, one country, to present all the information about renewable energies in Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe. 

5 of July 2022
International Conference - Renewable Energy in Angola 2022
Angola | Online

The International Conference took place on July 5th and 6th in Luanda and it was dedicated to the promotion of renewable energy in Angola.

 

4 of July 2022
Trade Mission - Renewable Energy in Angola
Baía Hotel, Luanda

In parallel to the International Conference - Renewable Energy in Angola 2022, ALER and ASAER, in partnership with MINEA and with the support of GET.Invest, are organizing a Business Mission on the 4th and 7th of July at the Hotel Baía in Luanda.

30 of September 2021
ASAER and the Promotion of Renewable Energy in Angola
Luanda | Online

"ASAER and the promotion of renewable energy in Angola" was the motto of the event held on the morning of 30 September, organised by ASAER in partnership with ALER and, with the support of the European programme Get.Invest - the European programme supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria - and the British Embassy.

27 of May 2021
ALER Talks - New Regulatory Framework for Renewable Energy Projects in Angola
Online

The first ALER Talk took place on May 27 at 10:30a.m. with the theme "New Regulatory Framework for Renovable Energy Projects in Angola" where were discussed the conditions that are being created to promote private investment in the development of new renewable energy projects, namely the publication of new regulations and a regime of incentives.

17 of December 2020
EDP Energy Access Fundo Presentation: Angola and Mozambique
Webinar

ALER will join EDP in the organisation of Access to Energy Fund Presentation Webinar that will take place on 17th of December at 3p.m. (GMT).

Training

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Exchange

EU-AO Dialogue Facility: ALER and MINEA implement technical mission to Mozambique in September

The proposed action will take place from September 25th to 29th and will consist of a technical mission to Mozambique with the aim of promoting the "Exchange of Experiences on Solar Home Systems" and to elaborate a diagnosis on the challenges and barriers to off-grid electrification in the Angolan context.

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Angola-Mozambique Institutional Exchange Action

In preparation for the International Conference "Renewables in Angola 2022" that took place on July 5th and 6th, ALER promoted an Angola-Mozambique institutional exchange action in the field of renewable energies in Maputo from 24 to 28 May.

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ALER participates in the 2nd REWG meeting organised by ASAER

The second meeting of the Renewable Energy Working Group (RWWG) was held on March 14th 2022, with the co-organization of AFD – French Development Agency and ASAER - Angolan Association of Renewable Energy.

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