1 of April 2022

Mozambican president inaugurates the country's largest solar power plant

Mozambique's president, Filipe Nyusi inaugurated on April 1st, the Metoro solar power plant, the largest of its kind in Mozambique, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, announced in a statement the Republic Presidency.


"The Metoro Solar Power Plant Project is part of the Government's plan to increase production capacity and diversify the country's energy sources, in general, and in the northern region, in particular, with the aim of guaranteeing quality energy in the province of Cabo Delgado", says the note.


The infrastructure began to be built in 2020, it consists of 125,000 panels made in China, has a capacity of 41 megawatts (MW) and can inject 69 gigawatts/hour per year into the Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) grid.


The project is budgeted at 47.3 million euros and is the result of a partnership between ALER's two members, EDM, with 25%, and the French company Neoen, with 75%.


The financing for the project was provided by the French Development Agency (AFD), with a loan of US$40 million (34 million euros), and the remainder by the Mozambican government.


After 25 years of operation, the infrastructure is going to be passed to EDM.


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