Cambambe Hydroelectric Power Station

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Cambambe Power Station
Cambambe Hydroelectric Power Station is located in Angola
Cambambe Hydroelectric Power Station
Location of Cambambe Power Station
Country Angola
Location Cuanza Norte Province
Coordinates 9°45′S 14°29′E / 9.750°S 14.483°E / -9.750; 14.483Coordinates: 9°45′S 14°29′E / 9.750°S 14.483°E / -9.750; 14.483
Status Operating
Power generation
Primary fuel Hydropower
Nameplate capacity 180 MW (240,000 hp)

The Cambambe Power Station is a hydroelectric power plant of the Kwanza River on the border of the Cuanza Norte and Bengo provinces in Angola. It has a power generating capacity of 180 megawatts (240,000 hp), enough to power over 120,535 homes. Hydroelectric plants generate over two thirds of Angola's electricity. Angola has 23 power stations, of which 15 are hydroelectric. The Matala dam, located on the Cunene River, is the main source of electricity in southwest Angola. Among the 23 power stations are 4 diesel plants, 3 diesel/gas turbine plants, and one thermal plant.[1]


  1. ^ "Electrical Power in Angola". Retrieved 2009-08-01.