Mozambique plans to produce 5,000 megawatts of electricity by 2025

27 November 2013

Mozambique plans to double its power production capacity and reach 5,000 megawatts by 2025, said the national director for Electricity of the Energy Ministry, Pascoal Bacela.

Speaking to financial news agency Bloomberg, Bacela said that the contribution of the hydroelectric plants would fall from 80 percent to 60 percent of the total and that natural gas would make up 25 percent and coal the remaining 15 percent.

“Hydroelectric energy will continue to be responsible for most electricity production in the country but as soon as natural gas starts to be extracted in the Rovuma basin it is likely that that relative proportion will change,” said the national director for Electricity.

According to official figures from the Energy Ministry, Mozambique currently ahs peak consumption of 800 megawatts, which is growing at an annual average rate of 8 percent. (macauhub)