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Mozambique inaugurates 40MW solar plant

The 40MW Mocuba solar power plant in Mozambique was officially inaugurated this month by Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi.

The plant is located close to the city of Mocuba in the Zambézia Province and will deliver 79GWh per year of much-needed electricity to the northern regions of Mozambique.

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Equity partners are KLP Norfund Investments (22.5%), EDM -Electricidade de Mozambique (25%), and Scatec Solar (52.5%).

The 25-year Power Purchase Agreement was signed in October 2016 with the state-owned utility EDM.

Scatec Solar said in a statement that the clean energy produced by the Mocuba plant will contribute to avoiding about 75,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

“We are proud to complete the first large scale solar power plant in Mozambique in close cooperation with our partners. The solar plant will be an important contributor to increase the share of renewable power in the country by delivering clean energy to around 175,000 households,” says Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec Solar.

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.