Cahora Bassa dam, Mozambique, sees record power production in 2015

6 January 2016

The Cahora Bassa hydroelectric facility in Mozambique’s Tete province, in 2015 reached a new record of electricity production of 16,978 gigawatt/hours, an annual increase of 2.44 percent, the facility’s management company said.

The previous record was achieved in 2009, the year production reached 16,574 gigawatt/hours. The new record in 2015 came after significant investments in the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Dam (HCB) with the implementation of its Engineering Plan.

Following this record production, HCB recorded sales of 12.201 billion meticais (US$258 million dollars), with operating income for the year reaching 6.135 billion meticais (US$130 million), according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

HCB has plans to build the North Plant, as part of the second phase of its expansion project, which will increase current power production of 2,075 megawatts by almost half. (macauhub/MZ)