TotalEnergie has said it will focus on production of renewable energy through the implementation of a 40-megawatt solar project in Lubango city, central Huila province, the director general of the French oil company in Angola, Olivier Johnny said Monday.
The manager, who was speaking to the press at the end of a meeting with the Economy and Finance Committee of the National Assembly, said France’s oil company aims to become a multi-energy company and reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
“We have a 40-megawatt solar project already identified in Lubango, an assumption that is part of the country’s strategic ambition from 2025 to 2030,” Johnny said.
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The total’s director informed that the solar project, for which the company will invest in the provinces of Huila and Huambo, is part of the partnership with the national concessionaire, Sonangol.
“Our commitment is to continue to make investments in Angola, we represent 45 percent of the oil production in the country and we have this mission to continue with these investments to maintain our level of production,” he said.
Operating in Angola since 1953, TotalEnergie now produces about 650,000 barrels per day, or about 45 percent of the country’s oil production.
The president of the Economy and Finance Committee of the National Assembly, Ruth Mendes, said she considered the meeting with the representative of the French company in Angola as very fruitful.
“Essentially, we learned about Total’s oil production and about the investments it intends to make in renewable energy sources in the country” the MP said.