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Biennial Off-Grid Energy Forum Aims to Reach 19 Million People by 2030

Biennial Off-Grid Energy Forum Aims to Reach 19 Million People by 2030

The city of Maputo is hosting the first biennial Off-Grid Energy Forum between today 26 and tomorrow 27 February, with a view to promoting sustainable energy solutions in Mozambique.

The event is organised by the Mozambican Energy Association (AMER), in partnership with the Integrated Planning and Cooperation Unit for Electrification, and more than 90 people are expected to take part, including financiers and leaders of entities operating in the field.

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According to a press release, during the meeting, members of the public and private sectors will discuss and present projects dealing with various off-grid technologies, including mini-grids, solar systems and improved cooking solutions.

Data from the report released in 2023 by the Lusophone Renewable Energy Association (ALER) and AMER shows that the country is making significant progress in the renewable energy sector, which has maintained its position as the main source of energy production, accounting for 62 per cent of generation in 2022, despite the increase in thermal generation.

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In 2022, Mozambique exported 27% of its production to neighbouring countries, aiming to position itself as an energy hub in the southern African region.

Therefore, to ensure the country’s energy needs, the government approved the 2018-43 Electricity Infrastructure Master Plan, as a least-cost solution to integrate 20 per cent renewable energy into the national energy matrix.

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