On the first day of the conference “Renewable Energy in the Electrification of Mozambique”, I had the pleasure of moderating a high-level debate between representatives from the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME), Fundo de Energia (FUNAE), Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MITADER), a senior expert of the World Bank and the newly established regulator (ARENE).
AMER - Mozambican Renewable Energy Association took further steps towards its constitution and starting up of the activities, with ALER’s support and RECP funding.
On the 23 of October, the first General Constituent Assembly took place and has approved the statutes and elected the corporate bodies. On October 26, at the end of ALER’s Conference “Renewables in the Electrification of Mozambique”, AMER and its board were officially presented.
At the end of the first edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF2017) held in Dakar, Senegal from 11- 13 October, delegates stressed the urgent need for more commitment at the national level from member states. Thus, they called on ECREEE to provide the necessary technical support for the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies in order to achieve the ambitious goals of the region.
The American singer Akon in partnership with the Mozambican association Machel Fidus has agreed to inject 50 million US dollars into a project to electrify rural areas in the central provinces of Manica and Sofala through solar power.
Together with its partners Energising Development (EnDev) and Practical Action, the EUEI PDF has set out to collect a systematic overview of national approaches to electrification. The project is important, since despite a long history of electrification globally and a variety of technologies, policy approaches and market development instruments, a comprehensive compilation has so far been missing.
ALER, the Association of Portuguese speaking countries for Renewable Energy with support from the RECP (Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme) organised an international conference “Renewable Energy in the Electrification of Mozambique” in Maputo during 25 and 26 October.
I am pleased to communicate to ALER members that Energy Africa Mozambique Compact is complete and it is expected to be signed by the Government of Mozambique and its supporters including development partners during the upcoming ALER conference on 25-26 October 2017 in Maputo.
The Africa Mini-Grid Developers Association (AMDA) is the first mini-grid trade association and was created to help achieve a long-term solution to electricity poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and partners announced recently first-of-its-kind research analyzing finance flows for electricity and clean cooking access in 20 countries across Africa and Asia with significant access gaps, and how finance strategies could be scaled and refined to reach more people, more affordably, with sustainable energy.
After a successful public consultation on September 29th in Maputo, with the support and presence of ALER, the installation committee of Associação Moçambicana de Energias Renováveis (AMER), thanks all participants and invites all interested parties to register as founding members of AMER.