- The Mozambican government has launched a tender for 4 renewable energy projects.
- 3 x 40MW solar projects are tendered plus one 40MW wind project.
- The collective investment capex is around €200 million, the Minstry of Energy and Mineral Resources said in a statement last week.
- The projects are assisted with funding of €37 million from the European Union in partnership with the French Development Agency.
According to a statement from the European Commission, which together with the French Development Agency (AFD) is supporting the country’s Projeto de Promoção de Leilões para Energias Renováveis (PROLER) auction scheme for renewable energies, through this procurement exercise the Mireme is seeking to build three 40mw solar plants in the districts of Dondo, Manje and Lichinga, respectively, and a 40MW wind project in Inhambane.
The initiative is part of the Renewable Energy Auctions Promotion Program (PROLER), which contributes to increasing production capacity and diversifying sources of energy. energy and favors competitive and transparent bidding processes for the selection of private investors, with technical and financial strength, interested in investing in renewable energy generation projects, which will result in the choice of lower cost solutions for the consumer.
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The program is being implemented with the help of Mozambican utility Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM), which is likely to be the future buyer of the renewable energy generated.
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Link to tender HERE (in Portuguese)
Author: Bryan Groenendaal