May was marked by the latest developments at the Lauca Hydroelectric Power Station in Angola and the Mphanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric Power Station in Mozambique. The hydroelectric plant in Angola was inaugurated by MINEA, and the hydroelectric plant in Mozambique was handed over to a consortium led by EDF.
The Sustainable Energy Access to Manage Water Resources: Addressing the Energy – Water Nexus in Cabo Verde project, is looking for project proposals to integrate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency technologies in water production systems.
The first General Assembly of 2023 took place on May 4th in Praia, Cape Verde, and was broadcasted online to all members who unanimously approved the 2022 Annual Report & Accounts.
Electric mobility is already a governmental strategy to achieve energy transition. In May, Minister Alexandre Monteiro guaranteed that "we are creating the conditions for [this] acceleration phase" and APP, an ALER Member, reflects on the needs that arise from this growth.
The Graça Machel Fund, in partnership with Sasol-Mozambique and FDC, launched the Women in Energy Conference Series whose first edition is already scheduled for March 2024. This initiative aims to promote the development of a more inclusive energy sector.
In April, the Government of Cape Verde approved the Annual Operational Plan 2023 of the Energy Transition Programme and held the International Conference of Partners, April 27thand 28th, in the island of Boa Vista, to present the Strategic Programme for Sustainable Development.