Lomaum is a 50MW hydro power project. It is located on Catumbela river/basin in Benguela, Angola. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1959. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Empresa Nacional de Electricidade - E.P.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.7 million cubic meter. Lomaum underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2009-2016.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 10MW nameplate capacity.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 15MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1959.

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About Empresa Nacional de Electricidade - E.P

Empresa Nacional de Electricidade - E.P. (ENE) is a state-owned energy company. It carries out electricity generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in the country. It generates electricity from diversified fuel sources, including hydroelectric, coal-fired and combined cycle power plants. It also procures electricity from neighboring African countries. The company has total installed capacity of 1,793 MW and 1,480 MW of available capacity. It generates majority of electricity from hydroelectric plants (almost 60%) and the remaining from thermal plants. The company's major clientele includes EDEL, EPAL, Cimangola, Kikuxi, refineries and steel companies. It operates in 15 of the 18 provinces in Angola. It participates in energy trading in the South African Power Pool (SAPP). ENE is headquartered in Luanda, Angola. The company focuses on energy-centric growth. It intends to restructure and rehabilitate organizational framework; expand its infrastructure to improve power generation efficiency, and enhance its sales and marketing services. To this end, its affiliate Gabinete de Aproveitamento do Medio Kwanza entered into an agreement with International technology Group - ANDRITZ to supply electromechanical equipment for the new Lauca hydropower plant, Angola.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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