25 of March 2024

FUNAE invests in the construction of 19 Mini-Grids with a capacity of 100 to 200MW

The National Energy Fund (FUNAE) has revealed that it is investing in the construction of 19 electricity generation mini-grids with a capacity of between 100 and 200MW to improve supply coverage, especially in remote areas.


According to the director of the Electricity Division at FUNAE, Arcádia Nhantumbo, this is a project that should benefit around 7,000 families and is part of the national program for universal access to energy by 2030.


"We now have 19 mini-grids under construction and we hope to start building others to achieve the government's goal of electrifying all the administrative centers. Rural areas are the highest priority, as they are places where access to electricity is very difficult", explained.


Last year, during the 3rd edition of the Business Conference - Renewables in Mozambique 2023 (RENMOZ 2023), the President of the Board of Directors of the National Energy Fund (FUNAE), Manuela Rebelo, reported that the institution she heads has already invested around 87.7 million euros (6 billion meticais) in off-grid energy projects over ten years.

Manuela Rebelo said that the majority of the country's rural population still has no access to electricity, with an access rate of 51.4%. "The sector's objectives are to achieve the goal of universal access to energy by 2030 and the fair energy transition and promotion of renewable energy in rural areas", she said.

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