Lomaum Dam

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Lomaum Dam is a privately owned hydroelectric dam on the Catumbela River in the Benguela province of central Angola. Completed in 1965, it initially produced 20 megawatts (27,000 hp) of power, supplying electricity to the towns of Lobito, Benguela and Huambo.[1] This dam was destroyed in 1983 by UNITA after Angola gained independence.[2] This resulted in widespread flooding and the death of ten people. In 1987, Portugal provided credit for the rehabilitation of this structure. Plans for rehabilitation and enlargement to a capacity of 60 megawatts (80,000 hp) were made in 2008, with completion targeted for 2011.[3]

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  1. ^ "Portuguese Aid for Lomaum Dam". Modern power systems (Miller Freeman Publications) 9: 13. 1989. 
  2. ^ Africa South of the Sahara 2004. Regional surveys of the world (33rd ed.). Psychology Press. 2003. p. 52. ISBN 1-85743-183-9. 
  3. ^ "Angola: Power Production Encourages Investments in Industry". All Africa. July 22, 2010. Retrieved 2011-04-05.