Electricity of Mozambique (EDM) will build and operate new solar plants in the provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula, also moving forward with a floating solar plant in the Chicamba dam, in Manica, the public company announced today. In a statement, EDM states that it signed a memorandum of understanding with Africa50 for the development of renewable energy production and transport projects, as part of initiatives to boost the Energy Transition in Mozambique. Africa50 will cooperate with EDM in the development, financing, construction and operation of the terrestrial solar plants of Montepuez, in Cabo Delgado, and Angoche, in Nampula, with an installed capacity of 100 MegaWatts (MW) and 60 MW, respectively, encompassing the energy storage component. The agreements include, also, the development of the first 100 MW floating solar plant in the reservoir of the Chicamba Hydroelectric Plant, with the aim of using existing water surfaces for energy production, thus saving arable land for agricultural purposes”, adds the statement.According to Lusa, in addition to these projects, the presidents of the boards of directors of the two companies, Marcelino Alberto and Alain Ebobissé, respectively, signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of electricity transport projects: the Metoro–Montepuez–Marrupa Line, of 285 kilometers and 220 kV, the Maputo–Matutu Line, of 72 kilometers and 400kV, and the Massinga–Vilankulo Line, of 200 kilometers and 110kV, in addition to the construction of substations. Source: Jornal Notícias

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