On September 30, the long-awaited launch of the Renewable Energy Auctions Program in Mozambique (PROLER) took place. This program was developed by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) with the support of the European Union in the framework of private investment promotion to increase power generation capacity in the country. It consists of structuring projects for public tenders in an auction system to award concessions for power production from renewable energy sources.
"With the launch of auctions under a public tender to award licenses for the production of energy from renewable sources, MIREME intends to provide greater transparency and competitiveness in the renewable energy sector, attracting potential national and international investors", explains the press release sent to the newspaper O País.
The program has a financial contribution of 37 million euros from the European Union, in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD), and will leverage private investment of approximately 200 million Euros for the implementation of 120 MW renewable energy generation projects: three solar power plants in Dondo, Nacala and Lichinga, and one wind project. The projects’ presentation is available here.
One of the main objectives is the diversification of “quality and low-cost energy sources, ensuring a greater contribution from renewable energies in the energy transition and electrification throughout the country”.
PROLER is implemented by AFD, in partnership with the utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) and with co-financing from the European Union.
During the ceremony, the PPAs of three other solar power projects were also signed, namely two in Cuamba and another in Mecufi.
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