Mozambique is preparing to present its energy strategy and vision during the International Conference on Clean Cooking, to be held in May in Paris, the French capital.
According to information published on Wednesday 31 January by the Economic Weekly, the event will be co-chaired by the President of Tanzania, Samia Hassan Suluhu, the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, and the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol.
“Leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers from various corners of the world who work in the energy sector are expected to attend the meeting,” he said.
Citing some data from the report released in 2023 by the Lusophone Renewable Energy Association (ALER) and the Mozambican Renewable Energy Association (AMER), the news agency says that the country has made 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.
In 2022, Mozambique exported 27% of its production to neighbouring countries, aiming to position itself as an energy hub in the southern African region.
However, in order to ensure the country’s energy needs, the government approved the 2018-43 Electricity Infrastructure Master Plan as a lower cost solution to integrate 20 per cent renewable energy into the national energy matrix.