The Mozambican government will launch a tender for the electrification of off-grid areas by the end of the year with a view to ensuring the harmonious integration of renewable energies into the National Electricity System.
These are 71 mini-grids in the provinces of Tete, Zambézia and Nampula, initially to be installed by private companies that will be approved in the tender.
“The government considers the private sector to be a strategic partner in achieving the goal of universal electrification by 2030,” said the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, António Saíde, on Friday 24 November in Maputo, during the third Renewable Business Conference in Mozambique.
“We are going to install 71 mini-grids in regions where, for various reasons, the national grid cannot be installed, in partnership with the private sector,” said the minister, quoted by the Mozambican Information Agency.
The source emphasised that the energy transition must be based on making the most of what exists and that it can make some contribution to the transition itself in a safe and unconstrained way.
António Saíde also said that the energy transition must respond to the major challenge of improving the quality of life of Mozambicans, attracting investment and promoting the productive, industrial and efficient use of energy.
“We want a just energy transition based on modern energy systems based on renewable energy sources, universal access to modern energy, green industrialisation and the adoption of clean energy for transport,” he said.
The Business Conference – Renewables in Mozambique 2023 (RenMoz 2023) is organised by the Lusophone Renewable Energy Association (ALER) together with the Mozambican Renewable Energy Association (AMER), with the support of GET.invest Mozambique, funded by the European Union and Germany and part of the European GET.invest programme.