Mozambique’s power company to link 108 districts to the national grid by the end of 2011

3 August 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 3 Aug – The chairman of the board of Mozambican power company EDM – Electricidade de Moçambique, Manuel Cuambe said that by the end of 2011 at least 108 of Mozambique’s 128 districts will be linked to the national electricity grid.

Cuambe said, during a press conference in Matola, that seven districts in Cabo Delgado province – Quissanga, Mocimboa da Praia, Muidumbe, Nangade, Palma, Mueda and Meluco – were recently linked up to the grid and increased the total districts on the grid to 102.

EDM currently has 921,704 customers, as compared to 790,000 in 2010, which is an increase of 17 percent.

Cuambe also said that EDM had invested US$63 million in the first half of this year, US$18 million of which in improving the national power grid.

The chairman of EDM also said that, in the second half of this year, six districts in the provinces of Inhambane, Nampula and Zambézia would be linked up to the grid, with a total of 70,000 users. (macauhub)