29 May 2009 – EDM, Mozambique’s electricity utility, has reportedly signed an agreement to supply Botswana with 50 MW of electricity leading up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.
Augusto de Sousa, a board member at EDM, explained that the agreement is based on Botswana’s needs. "We have signed the deal, there is no price tag on it, meaning whenever Botswana wants power, we will sit down, discuss the availability and price. The short term deal will run until 2013," said Sousa.
Mozambique could potentially generate 2075 MW of electricity produced by 14 000 MW of hydropower, mostly from the HCB Hydropower plant in Tete province. The country currently supplies electricity to South Africa and Zimbabwe, and only consumes five percent of its own power.
Mozambique intends to rehabilitate the Cahora Bassa Hydro-Electric Dam (HCB) in order to generate more electricity and plans to supply the southern African region with 6,000 MW by 2014.