Mozambican state power company EdM improves quality of power in country’s capital

8 September 2014

Mozambican state-owned power company Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) is negotiating with the municipality of Maputo to be granted land to build two substations to improve the quality of power supplied to the capital city, said the company’s chairman.

Augusto Sousa Fernando did not give details of the amounts involved in this project but told daily newspaper Notícias, that the his company was involved in many other activities aimed at a more reliable power supply.

“The city of Maputo is growing daily and the needs of power consumption are also growing at the same pace and therefore improving quality is a dynamic process,” he said.

The chairman of EdM also gave assurances that the work underway is also expected to ensure that within two years the power reliability situation in Maputo will be under control.

Sousa Fernando also mentioned the Ressano Garcia Power Plant that was inaugurated last week as a basis for stabilisation of the problems with supplying power to the city of Maputo and and the southern region of the country in general.

The Ressano Garcia Power Plant is powered by natural gas extracted in Pande and Temane, Inhambane province, and has capacity to generate 180 megawatts of power over a lifespan of 25 to 30 years.

The inauguration of this plant completely cancels out the deficit of 150 megawatts of power that has affected the Mozambican capital for years, EdM’s chairman said. (macauhub/MZ)