- Mozambique’s Energy Regulatory Authority has announced the selection of Total Eren to build the 30MW Dondo solar PV plant.
- The new power generation plant located in Dondo, about 30 kilometres from the Port City of Beira.
- The project is part of a number of initiatives developed by the Mozambican government to generate 200 MW of power from renewable energy sources by 2024.
A press release issued on Wednesday by Mozambique’s Energy Regulating Authority (AREN) states that five potential investors were pre-qualified, one of which subsequently dropped out. Thus, only four of the bidders upheld their interest. Of these, only two delivered viable technical proposals.
After a thorough assessment by the multi-sector jury, Total was regarded as the bidder with the best technical and financial proposal, thus being granted the right to implement the project.
The Government’s commitment is to develop all the renewable energy projects and integrate them into the national power grid, and consequently reduce the country’s carbon footprint. Other solar power stations will be developed in Manje, in the central province of Tete plus Lichinga in the northern Niassa province. A wind farm is planned in the southern province of Inhambane.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal