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“Around 2.2 Million Mozambicans Use Clean Energy” – SNV

“Around 2.2 Million Mozambicans Use Clean Energy” – SNV

The BRILHO programme – an initiative aimed at promoting sustainability and universal access to clean energy – has already benefited around 2.2 million people with renewable energy solutions by the first quarter of this year.

This was announced in a press release from SNV (the Dutch Development Organisation), to which Agência de Informação de Moçambique (AIM) had access this Thursday, 2 May.

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‘These results were achieved in all provinces, with access to electricity and thermal energy, of which 1.3 million people benefited from solar systems and 920,790 had access to improved cooking solutions, also contributing to the reduction of emissions of more than 560,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2)’

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In addition, according to the statement, more than 32,000 micro and small entrepreneurs are making productive use of the technology to generate income in various economic activities, thus contributing to local economic development.

According to the note, since its inception, the BRILHO programme has mobilised 33.7 million pounds (2.6 billion meticals) in additional private funding for the renewable energy sector and created 1971 new jobs.  

‘The programme has also provided technical support to the government in drawing up the regulatory framework for off-grid areas, making the country a more attractive market for investors in the renewable energy sector.’

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The document points out that, as a way of reaching more Mozambicans with access to clean energy, SNV and the governments of the United Kingdom and Sweden have formalised the extension of the BRILHO programme until October 2026, with an additional contribution of 8.7 million pounds (688.5 million meticals), thus totalling 38 million pounds (three billion meticals) for the financing of the programme.

‘This additional support demonstrates the recognition of the results achieved, as well as the continued commitment of these partners to promoting sustainability and development in Mozambique. This extension will allow the programme to continue to expand its reach and impact, benefiting even more people across the country.’

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BRILHO is a five-year programme, 2019-2024, that seeks to catalyse Mozambique’s off-grid energy market in order to provide affordable clean energy solutions for the country’s off-grid population. The overall aim of the initiative is to improve the lives of low-income people through savings, well-being and livelihood opportunities.

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