The Government of Mozambique signed an agreement with the french company NEOEN, a member of ALER, to build a solar power plant in the north of the country.
This plant will serve 150.000 people with an investment of around 50 million euros. The construction will start in the second half of 2019 in Metoro, Cabo Delgado province. The power plant is expected to have an output of 69 GWh, to be supplied to the public company Eletricidade de Moçambique (EDM) from the first quarter of 2020.
At the signing of the agreement, Max Tonela, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique, stated that the Government considers this project a priority, guaranteeing greater "safety and reliability in the country's energy supply".
Cyril Perrin, director of Neoen in Mozambique, welcomed the work done with the Government and local communities since 2015 and concluded that “this agreement is the result of an extremely fruitful collaboration with the government of Mozambique and EDM to implement a win-win project that will be able to meet the country’s very high level of demand for energy while also providing green and competitive electricity, helping to make it more energy independent.”
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