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MIREME: Mozambique Has Already Achieved 67% of Its Nationwide Electrification Target

MIREME: Mozambique Has Already Achieved 67% of Its Nationwide Electrification Target

Mozambique has already reached 67% of its electrification target throughout the country, corresponding to 530,000 connections using other energy sources. By 2030, Mozambique could reach 100%, O Económico reported on Wednesday 8 May.

According to the news portal, between 2018 and 2023, the electricity access rate was set at 54 per cent, with a tendency for solutions from other sources outside the national grid to increase.

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The information was revealed by the national energy director of the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, Marcelina Mataveia, during the 10th edition of the Mozambique Energy and Mining Conference and Exhibition, held last week in Maputo.

According to her, the government is endeavouring to draw up policies that facilitate investment in the sector, especially in other sources of energy production.

‘Faced with the current global scenario, in which the transition to cleaner and more renewable sources is important, it is clear that electrification should not be done only with on-grid solutions. It’s important to capitalise on other alternatives.’

Marcelina Mataveia

The source added that before the implementation of the ‘Energy for All’ project, the government was able to make an average of 150,000 new connections a year, a figure that has since risen to 300,000.

‘These figures give us an access rate of 54.7 per cent, of which 7.1 per cent are off-grid. The contribution of electrification in the renewable energy segment is growing.’

Marcelina Mataveia

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On the other hand, she highlighted the role of legislative reforms in promoting instruments for the development of electricity infrastructures, such as the approval of the regulation on Access to Energy in Off-Grid Areas and other specific ones that favour investment.

On the same occasion, Arcádia Nhatumbo, from the Electrification Division at the Mozambique Energy Fund (FUNAE), revealed that a mechanism is being designed to increase the inclusion of the private sector in the lighting of administrative posts.

‘The private sector plays an important role in supplying materials and in the actual construction of the lines and power stations.’

Marcelina Mataveia

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