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Africa50 and Electricidade de Moçambique partner on innovative clean power projects for Mozambique

Africa50, the renowned pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the Mozambican utility, to collaborate on groundbreaking clean energy initiatives. The collaboration aims to address Mozambique’s energy access gap through innovative and sustainable projects.

Under the MoU, Africa50 and EDM will work together to develop three solar plants, including a unique floating solar plant, along with transmission line Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects. These ventures are strategically designed to enhance green generation capacity, delivering safe, reliable, and cost-effective clean energy to areas with pressing energy needs.

The projects will be undertaken within the framework of the $4.5 billion Africa Green Investment initiative, a flagship initiative announced during COP28, for which Africa50 serves as a strategic partner. This initiative seeks to accelerate and expand green projects across the African continent, fostering climate mitigation and adaptation and driving economic growth.

Among the highlighted projects are the 100MW Montepuez solar power plant in Cabo Delgado Province, the 60MW Angoche solar power plant in Nampula Province with an integrated Battery Energy Storage System, and the pioneering 100MW floating solar photovoltaic project in Manica Province. The latter project utilizes the surface of the Chicamba hydropower plant reservoir for power generation.

Beyond generation-focused initiatives, Africa50 and EDM have also committed to transmission line PPPs. The initial phase will involve the development of high-voltage lines spanning nearly 400km. Leveraging Africa50’s experience in developing the first transmission PPP in Kenya, these lines will form a green corridor, facilitating the efficient distribution of green power to consumption centers.

Alain Ebobissé, CEO of Africa50, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “Mozambique has tremendous renewable energy potential, and Africa50 is pleased to partner with the country to help turn it into concrete and impactful power projects, including pioneering floating solar technology. We look forward to joining forces with EDM to accelerate the deployment of green power infrastructure in generation as well as transmission, leveraging private sector capital and our partnership with the UAE’s Africa Green Investment initiative, to deliver these significant investments in Mozambique.”


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