Mini Hydroelectric Power Plant of Gangelas
The project of Gangelas started in April 2013 and was concluded in August 2015, for the Ministry of Agriculture of Angola. This project consists of the construction of a mini hydroelectric power plant of 1.2 MW - two units, in Gangelas dam and the execution of a 15 KV overhead transmission line of 5,5 km from the power plant to the watering pumping station. This dam is located in Chibia, Huíla Province, about 40 Km distance of Lubango city, measuring 113 meters long and 32 meters of height.
The main purpose of this hydroelectric power plant is to produce energy even during the dry season, putting into operation the pumping system when the irrigation is required. This project allows the irrigation of about 1.500 hectares, promoting the development of the local economy of the region, namely through the development of the agriculture sector.