On November 12, the National Electrification Strategy (ENE) was launched under the National Energy for All Program until 2030 by the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Jacinto Nyusi.
The ceremony was attended by about 500 individuals, not only government figures, but also representatives of institutions that cooperate in the Energy sector. In the official opening session of the Program, Jacinto Nyusi argued that energy is a tool to fight poverty, a key point that is delaying the development of the country.
This 2018-2030 Strategy aims to bring energy to all Mozambicans, taking into account commercial and social consumers, on and off-grid, in rural, urban and peri-urban areas. This plan also calls for the entry of private operators into the electricity market.
The expansion of the grid by 2030 will cost $ 5.77 million, which will be supported by international financial institutions and the Government of Mozambique. The number of new customers on-grid exceeds 4.8 million, and the number of new residential customer's connections in the Subsidized Expansion Areas will increase from 135 thousand in 2018 to 300 thousand in 2020 and 450 thousand in 2025, at which point was assumed that the number of connections will be constant until 2030. The goal is to ensure Universal Access to energy by 2030, through a technically feasible and financially sustainable approach.
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