EU launched Project Preparation Facility in Maputo
ALER attended the launch of the Renewable Energy Project Preparation Facility of Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Mozambique, as part of PROMOVE ENERGIA Programme. This event was organised by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique at Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo, last November 20th.
PROMOVE ENERGIA Programme is a wide strategy to support access to sustainable and affordable energy by households and businesses located in rural areas and was developed within the framework of the Joint Declaration on Sustainable Energy signed in 2016 by 13 EU Member States, Norway and the Government of Mozambique.
The launch of the Project Preparation Facility marks the beginning of the first phase of the programme and will be implemented by:
- A Resource Center with focus on capacity building in Mozambique's public energy sector and creating a business environment conducive to sustainable energy;
- And ALER’s partner GET.invest – A European program supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria - which focuses on mobilizing the private sector and developing a portfolio of renewable energy projects.
The launch event brought together key stakeholders from Mozambique's renewable energy sector and was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Delegation of the European Union in Mozambique and the Government Embassy Federal Republic of Germany in Maputo.
Read more here (Press Release in Portuguese).
On the day after, GET.invest and EEP Africa organized an event to share their experiences in structuring the sustainable energy market in Mozambique. All available support activities from both instruments and practical guidance on how to prepare a successful proposal were presented to all participants. All GET.invest partners in Mozambique, including ALER and AMER - Mozambican Renewable Energy Association, were present to report on their activities. Following the initial presentations, participants were divided into groups to discuss the issues of 1) market information, 2) capacity building, and 3) regulatory framework, to suggest which focus GET.invest activities should focus on.
Source © GET.Invest
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