Angola - Energy sector efficiency and expansion programme (ESEEP) - Phase I

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Dec 2019
Signature Date 20 Mar 2020
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2025
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 360,674,461.24
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Energy Sector Efficiency and Expansion Programme Phase 1 (ESEEP I) is designed to strengthen Angola's power transmission and distribution system. It’s structured around three components: (i) Construction of a 343 km long 400kV Central-South transmission line; (ii) Revenue improvement through installation of prepaid meters; and (iii) Program management for project design and implementation. The program will reinforce the operational capacity of the Angolan power distribution utility (ENDE) while increasing the wheeling capacity of the transmission system countrywide. The programme will help to: (i) reduce dependence on fossil fuels and lower the costs of electricity generation; and (ii) improve the reliability of national power systems and better cope with peak loads. The existing customer base of 1.374 million customers will benefit from more reliable and efficient service. The southern provinces of the country, most affected by the war, are supplied with electricity by systems operated in isolation and fuelled by expensive diesel fuel when the hydroelectric capacity of the northern power grid is not only in excess, but at low cost. ESEEP I intends to address this anomaly. The country would also have the opportunity to replace existing expensive thermal power plants and thereby reduce the cost of electricity generation.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the project is to improve financial sustainability and technical performance of the energy sector, and expand the transmission network infrastructure for increased access to electricity, in strategic provinces and rural areas of Angola.


The project beneficiaries include households, small and medium sized enterprises, artisanal and mining operations, local schools, health centres, and administrations. Over 400,000 new metered connections are envisaged, approximately 100,000 households and 500 SMEs, and private sector are expected to receive new or improved access to electricity services as a result of ESEEP-I.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND WATER National Directorate of Water


IATI identifier 46002-P-AO-FA0-003
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Mario Eduardo Nunes Anton BATSANA

Geographic Location

Country Angola
Coordinates Location Name
-8.91667 13.33924 Luanda
-12.5 18.5 Angola