- Mozambique and Tanzania plan to interconnect with a 400 kV transmission line.
- Electricidade de Moçambique made the announcement last week during the visit of the Tanzanian president, Samia Suluhu Hassan.
“We have been talking with Tanzania in order to establish a transmission line between the two countries, taking into account the natural resources we have. The idea is for an interconnection from Toa Re, in Tanzania, to Palma, in Mozambique,” said Marcelino Gildo Alberto, chairman of the Board of Directors of Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM).
The EDM chairman noted that there is already an agreement between the two countries, and all that is lacking is an understanding on the part of the state-owned companies responsible for implementing the project.
“We want to establish a 400 kilovolt line. There is already a memorandum of understanding between the two Governments and, at the moment, we are formulating a memorandum of understanding between the two countries’ electricity companies, EDM and TANESCO,” Alberto reported.
The project already has US$2 million in funding, and should benefit both nations, he added.
“Tanzania will be able to export energy here, as we can to their country. Tanzania is linked to other countries such as Uganda and Kenya, and we will be able to connect with them through an energy supply corridor,” the EDM chairman further explained.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal