30 of January 2024

ALER celebrates 1st International Day of Clean Energy

The United Nations has declared 26th January 2024 the first International Day of Clean Energy and ALER celebrated the date with the release of the latest data on the incorporation of clean energy in Portuguese-speaking countries.


In Angola, Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal, more than half of the energy production capacity comes from clean and renewable sources, with solar, wind and biomass energy expected to grow in a complement to hydroelectric power. Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe have several projects underway to harness the potential of clean energies.


Clean and renewable energies are essential for achieving the 100% electrification target of the SDG7 and some of the he Portuguese-speaking countries stand out as a world reference.


According to the publication “2023 World Hydropower Outlook” by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), Angola is the second country in Africa with the largest installed hydroelectric power. On the other hand, in 2023, the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Power Station (Mozambique) achieved the highest annual energy production of the last five years, reaching 16,057.5 Giga watts/hour (GWh). In both countries, hydropower plays an essential role in the energy transition and the integration of renewables.


The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently revealed in its “Renewables 2023” report that the world's renewable electricity capacity increased by 50% between 2022 and 2023, and the next five years will bring the sector's fastest growth ever.


Regarding the most attractive markets for investment in renewable energies, “Climatescope 2023” places Brazil in 18th place, followed by Mozambique (61st place), Angola (107th place) and Guinea Bissau (134th place). The scores for Brazil and Mozambique are better than the regional averages for Latin America and Africa, respectively.