The project is part of a national energy access program developed by the Mozambican Government, the Energy Development and Access Program (EDAP), which covers the entire sector (access to electricity in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, development of renewable energies, capacity building of actors in the sector), in five provinces of the country and receives funding from several donors.
The loan granted by AFD is divided into two parts:
- Electrification in the peri-urban areas of Maputo and Pemba, which allows the extension of the distribution network and the connection of nearly 47,000 new consumers to the electricity grid;
- Capacity building of EDM focusing on training in renewable energies and updating the master plan of the national electricity grid.
The program as a whole improves and increases access to electricity for disadvantaged populations in peri-urban areas, ultimately reaching nearly 300,000 beneficiaries. The project contributes to improving the living conditions of these populations and facilitates the development of economic activities, thus promoting job creation.
The project also makes it possible to reduce the consumption of charcoal or fossil fuels by households in peri-urban areas, which are harmful to the environment and to the health of the population.
Finally, the project contributes to building the capacity of the public enterprise EDM in defining its strategies and priorities, in a country and a region where the energy issue is a central element of development policies.
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