Mozambique solves its power problems – for now

Mozambique’s power supply will be getting a boost of 18MW of electricity to support its strained power supply. The first 11MW has been successfully commissioned in the port of Nacal, […]

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By Taryn Nixon

Mozambique’s power supply will be getting a boost of 18MW of electricity to support its strained power supply.

The first 11MW has been successfully commissioned in the port of Nacal, Northern Mozambique, with a further 7MW on its way in the coming weeks.

Aggreko, who provide temporary power supply solutions to customers who either need them very quickly or for a short or indeterminate length of time said the support comes at a critical period.

The strain on power supplies in the northern provinces due to flooding has caused disruption to power networks in a number of areas.

The additional power will help to ensure essential services in Nampula province will be maintained, said Aggreko who are working with the country’s state run utility company – Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) to supply the extra power.

Carlos Yum, Board Member of EDM said: “Nacala is experiencing rapidly growing commercial and industrial activity based around its role as a logistics hub of northern Mozambique.

“By adding additional generation capacity close to areas of high energy demand, EDM is addressing increased power requirements with fast-track power provision until longer-term sustainable solutions can be deployed.”