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Mozambique Aims to Increase Access to Energy From 49% to 64% By 2024

Mozambique Aims to Increase Access to Energy From 49% to 64% By 2024

The Mozambican government already has US$377 million available to increase access to electricity from 49% to 64% of the population by 2024 in line with the Energy for All Programme (ProEnergia).

The programme aims to ensure universal access to energy by 2030. The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Carlos Zacarias, announced the intention on Monday (19), in Maputo, during the annual meeting of the Energy Sector Working Group (ESWG), which aims to assess the level of implementation of cooperation programmes in the energy sector.

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The ruler said that the good relations between Mozambique and its partners facilitated the achievement of the electrification targets set by the Government.

“The commitment of the partners to our cause has allowed us to electrify the most remote areas of our country and promote clean energy in the context of energy transition,” said Zacarias, cited by the Mozambican Information Agency (AIM).

According to the minister, the amount was the second phase of ProEnergia. For the first phase, Mozambique received funding of US$152 million to establish new connections and raise the electrification rate from 35 percent in 2019 to 49 percent currently.

The official also praised the approval of the Electricity Law, highlighting that it will allow an increase in electricity production in the order of 600 MW.

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“In 2022 the new Electricity Act was approved as part of efforts to create an attractive legal framework for new entrants. This new regulatory framework provides space for private players (among others) to contribute to raising power generation capacity by 600 MW in the present governance cycle, of which 200 MW from renewables,” the source explained.

ProEnergia aims to operationalise, via solutions inside and outside the national electricity grid, universal access to energy by 2030, with funding from the Mozambican government, the World Bank, the African Development Bank (ADB), Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and the European Union (EU).

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