New photovoltaic plant under consideration in Mozambique

23 August 2019

The environmental impact study of a 50-megawatt photovoltaic power plant to be built in Lichinga, the capital of Niassa province, northern Mozambique, will begin in September under a recently signed memorandum.

The memorandum was signed between the provincial government, the Anglican church in Niassa and Gigawatt Global, and the planned investment is estimated at US$200 million, according to Mozambican newspaper Notícias.

The electricity produced will be channelled to the national grid managed by state-owned Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) to cover the shortfall that some districts in the province currently face, namely Lago, Mecula, Mecanhelas, Mavago and Mandimba.

Gigawatt Global is focused on the development and management of renewable energy projects. It is present in countries including Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan and now potentially Mozambique. (Macauhub)