Mozambican Energy Fund (FUNAE) has issued a request for expressions of interest to seek consultants to draft feasibility studies and project outlines for 11 solar mini grids. The projects are part of the government’s efforts to use the financing received from the World Bank under the Energy for All (Proenergia) project. which is administered by FUNAE and the state-owned Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM). Part of those funds will be allocated for consulting services.
According to official documents, the selected consultants will be in charge of conducting the feasibility studies, prepare tender documents and provide technical assistance during the call for tenders. The solar mini-grids will be developed as public-private partnerships by independent power producers. All electricity consumers powered by those installations will become EDM’s clients.
Mozambique had 55 MW of solar generation capacity at the end of the year 2019, according to International Renewable Energy Agency statistics, with a 40 MW solar park built by Norwegian developer Scatec Solar last year providing most of that volume. Two more large scale projects are under development with the French Development Agency in October agreeing to help local authorities develop 80 MW of solar capacity across two sites in Nampula and Niassa.
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