The continuous commitment to the development of renewable energies in Mozambique is at the top of the priorities of the Mozambican government. The guarantee was given this Tuesday by the Deputy National Director of Energy at the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREM), Marcelina Mataveia, during the conference on renewable energies in Mozambique. “The Government of Mozambique is committed to the development of renewable energies”, said Mataveia, who believes that the orientation towards self-consumption is an asset for the country, as already foreseen in the electricity law, which is currently being revised. Under the theme “Renewables for Self-Consumption in Mozambique”, the conference, which took place in virtual format, discussed the potential of the self-consumption energy market in Mozambique, with emphasis on the commercial and industrial sector and the characterization of market demand . On the occasion, the ambassador of the European Union in Mozambique, Antonio Sánchez-Benedito Gaspar, highlighted that self-consumption solutions are of capital importance for “economic growth and the creation of employment and income-generating activities for sustainable development.” António Gaspar also said that the European Union is preparing a new financing instrument for investment in renewable energy: the specific national platform for Mozambique of the ElectriFI program. “GET.invest” is a European program that mobilizes investments in decentralized renewable energy projects, supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria. With the additional support of the European Union and Germany, “GET.invest” has been operating, since 2019, a country window in Mozambique, which allows to focus specifically on the Mozambican energy sector, as part of PROMOVE Energia – a comprehensive strategy to support access to sustainable and affordable energy in rural areas. In the opening session, Thierry Kühn, Head of Cooperation at the German Embassy in Mozambique noted that the event represents “an important milestone in achieving the national goals of access to sustainable energy for all by 2030 (…) and a contribution to climate goals, as referred to by the Prime Minister, during his speech at the United Nations conference in Glasgow.” The event was organized by the Lusófona Association of Renewable Energies (ALER) and the Mozambican Association of Renewable Energies (AMER) – within the framework of the European program “GET.invest” in Mozambique. ALER (Lusophone Association of Renewable Energies) is a non-profit association whose mission is to promote renewable energies in Portuguese-speaking countries, especially in Portuguese-speaking African countries. (Lusa) Source: Carta de Moçambique

Tradução automática do artigo:Aceder ao artigo original

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.