ALER started this month the preparation of the renewable energy status report of São Tomé e Príncipe, which fall within the national reports that ALER will publish, the first of which will be the Mozambique’s Report.
A Conference is scheduled to be held in São Tomé and Príncipe in late May to present and discuss the report’s outcomes with key national and international stakeholders.
São Tomé and Príncipe is currently a country which has an electrification rate of 59% and an installed capacity of 2.3 MW of renewable sources, in particular small hydro. The Government is committed to ensure the population's access to electricity at low cost, appealing for investments in renewable energy projects for electricity generation - solar, wind and hydro. ALER has been working together with its Member the Ministry of Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment of São Tomé and Príncipe (MIRNA) to achieve this goal.
ALER believes that with this report it will be possible to know in depth the reality of the country, not only to understand the full potential for electricity generation of each renewable resource available, but also an opportunity to identify barriers to development of renewable energy projects and gathering suggestions on how to overcome them, outlining a National Action Plan.
The quality and completeness of the report’s content will be provided by the Monitoring Committee, composed of representatives from relevant national institutions in the sector, who will monitor the work and contribute by providing the most relevant and updated information.
If you are interested in collaborating with ALER for this report, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.