Mozambique Implements Mini-Grid Tender

  • The Mozambican Energy Fund (Funae) and the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel) are now accepting applications from minigrid developers to conduct technical and financial feasibility studies on five potential installations.
  • The tender closes 30th March 30 2020. 

The technical and financial feasibility studies will be conducted at five sites, including three in Zambezi province and two in Nampula province, Funae said. The projects will be designed to improve rural electricity access, as just 5% of people living in rural parts of the country currently have regular access to power, according to research by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

The five solar solar minigrid projects will be built under the second phase of the Renewable Energy for Rural Development (RERD2) program, which was launched by the government of Mozambique in 2018. RERD2 is designed to expand the provision of renewables-generated electricity throughout rural parts of the country up to 2023. The Belgian government is helping the Mozambican authorities to finance the projects.

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Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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