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Government commissions solar power plant in Matchedje, Mozambique

The government of Mozambique represented by the Head of State, Philip Yacinto Nyusi, recently commissioned a solar power plant in Matchedje, a locality in the province of Niassa.

The solar power plant has a capacity of 200 kWp and a 5 km distribution network that will provide electricity to 400 families in this locality. Financed by the Mozambican Energy Fund (FUNAE), this project is part of the government’s plans to ensure that electricity reaches ten million more consumers by 2024 and over 30 million or the entire population by 2030 through its “Energy for All” program.

We acknowledge that electricity is an important catalyst for the country’s social and economic development. It contributes to the flourishing of industry, increased production, and improved living conditions, and therefore through the “Energy for All” project, the government will step up its interventions to boost access to electricity in the rural areas, focusing particularly on renewable sources.

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Inauguration of a power line in Ngauma

Following the inauguration of the solar power plant in Matchedje, the head of state also visited the Ngauma district in Niassa province where he inaugurated an electric power line.

The project involved the construction of 23 km of medium voltage line, 14 km of low voltage line, and four transformer stations. The project has allowed for the installation of 94 street lamps for public lighting and electrification of several public buildings including a school, a health center, two government buildings, seven shops, and two flour mills.

40% of the population in this East African country have access to electricity, 36% through the grid of the state-owned Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), and 4% through off-grid solar systems. These stand-alone solutions are mainly installed for the electrification of rural households where the national grid has not yet landed.

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