Mozambique has undertaken significant efforts in recent years in electrifying the country. For the Government, renewable energy is essential to address the challenge of securing more electricity to the country. Scatec Solar completed the first large scale solar power plant in Mozambique in August 2019 which represents an important step in realising Mozambique's ambition to increase renewable power generation in its energy mix.
The 40 MW plant is located close to the city of Mocuba in the Zambézia Province. The Mocuba project was the first large scale solar plant starting operation in the country and the plant was inaugurated by the President of Mozambique. The solar plant holds a 25-year PPA with EDM – Electricidade de Mozambique. Equity partners are Norfund and EDM. Lenders are IFC and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF).