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Swedish Government to Finance Renewable Energy Project in Northen Mozambique

Swedish Government to Finance Renewable Energy Project in Northen Mozambique

The Swedish government intends to invest more than 420 million meticais over a four-year period to promote the renewable energy project called ‘GERASOL’, which will be carried out in the north of Mozambique.

This is an initiative to be implemented by SNV (a Dutch non-profit development organisation that works directly with vulnerable communities, governments and the private sector in 24 countries), in coordination with the Industrial and Commercial Institute of Nampula.

According to the Swedish ambassador to Mozambique, Mette Sunnegren, the project will boost community development and is expected to generate employment for 3,000 young people.

“The money to be made available will also be used to train young people in repairing clean energy systems, since there is still a shortage of trained technicians in the country,” he said.

For his part, the director of the Nampula Secretary of State’s office, Tomé Chacuchacha, assured that the government will create mechanisms for the project to be sustainable in the communities.

Data from the report released in 2023 by the Lusophone Renewable Energy Association (ALER) and the Mozambican Renewable Energy Association (AMER) reveals 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.

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

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