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“Electricity Interconnection Projects Will Enable Greater Productivity and Efficiency at the SADC Level”

“Electricity Interconnection Projects Will Enable Greater Productivity and Efficiency at the SADC Level”

Working meetings are being held in Mozambique since yesterday, August 1, to accelerate the implementation of regional interconnection projects, with the aim of increasing energy transactions between the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), as well as cover demand in the coming years, and boost access to energy for the populations, stimulating industrial development at the level of the region.

In partnership with the World Bank and the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM), one of the main players in this interconnection, sees the project as a national development mechanism, which will allow for the massification of energy to all remote areas of the country, as well as increase revenues for the national coffers.

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In his intervention, EdM’s administrator for the business development area, Pedro Nguelume, affirmed that the project is a tool that will facilitate and complement, in an interconnected way, the energy transaction for all the member countries, making it possible to share resources with the most needy.

“In the case of Mozambique, the line under study will allow us to connect Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and other neighboring countries with what are our resources. We know that Mozambique has been doing energy transactions for a long time, and right now we are the only one of the assets, or one of the most active players, in the regional market. With these energy transport lines, in the medium and long term, we will be able to better implement our projects and guarantee that our energy resources can be available for the region”, explained the administrator.

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Without advancing numbers, Nguelume said that, at this moment, the projects are in various stages, and it is impossible to advance exactly what the amount involved is, because each of the projects has its own financing and are in different stages of study.

“The gains are many, the interconnection will allow us to achieve the great objective that we have as a country, to be able to export more energy and attract a higher level of income to our territory. Our active participation allows us to improve our capacity to attract greater revenues,” he added.

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