In November 2018, His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, launched the “National Energy for All” Program, within the scope to achieve universal energy access by 2030.
It is in this context that FUNAE presents the 2nd Edition of the Renewable Energy Projects Portfolio, regarding solar and water resources, whose objective is to provide socio-economic and technical information about the potentialities in Mozambique.
This planning tool is the result of pre-feasibility studies carried out by FUNAE technicians at each site, including specialized studies carried out by independent professional entities and serves as a basis for potential investors to deepen feasibility studies for the development of generation and distribution projects, as well as operation and maintenance of solar and water mini-grids.
The Portfolio additionally presents the potential for investment in individual solar systems, especially in areas where population dispersion is most pronounced, and power generation through mini grids is not feasible.
In addition to promoting the economic inclusion of communities by stimulating the productive use of energy, it also aims to contribute to social inclusion by electrifying schools and health centers that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, namely #3 and #4.
We invite all institutions in the public sector, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, cooperation partners and civil society so that together we can contribute to achieving universal energy access by 2030.
We count on ALER, of whom we are founding Associates, to help us disseminate and materialize the projects identified in this portfolio. And we look forward to participating in the new edition of ALER's conference in Mozambique, announced for March next year.
Finally, we would also like to share with all readers of this newsletter what FUNAE has contributed over the last 22 years (report available for download here) since its creation in 1997 in its mission to “Promote access to renewable energy in rural areas”. We look forward to continuing our mission and contributing to the “National Energy for All Program” so that by 2030 Mozambique has achieved the goal of universal access to energy.
António Osvaldo Saide
Chairman of the Board of Directors