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Mozambique to launch tender for 60MW of solar projects

Tender joins several proposed renewable energy initiatives under development across country, including two photovoltaic plants.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:45 am

Mozambique’s energy regulatory authority (ARENE) is due to launch a tender to develop 60MW of solar projects across sites in Lichinga, in Niassa province and Manje, in Tete province by the end of July.

According to the chairman of ARENE, Paulo da Graça, the tender will award at least 30MW per location and will be included in the country’s renewable energy auction programme (PROLER), run by state utility Electricidade do Mozambique and ARENE.

At present, 90MW is pending development under the PROLER programme, comprising a 50MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Lichinga awarded to a consortium made up of Dutch independent power producer Gigawatt Global and the Anglican Church of Niassa; and a 40MW solar PV plant awarded in April to TotalEnergies subsidiary Total Eren in Dondo, Sofala province.

Close to the proposed site at Manje, Tete province, London-listed power development company Ncondezi Energy is considering another PV plant and battery storage facility.

The company is building a 300MW coal-fired power plant at the same site in partnership with China Machinery Engineering, but the consortium has been debt restructuring for several months on a US$750,000 working capital facility.

London-based firm Solarcentury Africa is expected to announce a 100MW PV project in Mozambique shortly, Solarcentury’s head of commercial finance Mark Crossley announced last month, CLBrief reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:45 am

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