Efacec to build, operate 41-MWp solar plant in Mozambique
Efacec solar plant in Metoro, north of Mozambique
Portuguese company Efacec will be in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 41-MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Mozambique.
To be located in a 138-hectares (341 acres) area in Metoro town, the PV facility will be the largest of its kind in the country, Efacec said on Wednesday.
French renewable energy company Neoen (EPA:NEOEN) is developing the solar farm. Neoen owns the project in partnership with Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) through a company named Central Solar Metoro.
Expected to generate 68 GWh per year, this PV project is scheduled to commence power generation by end-2020. Its output will be sold to EDM under a power purchase agreement (PPA).
Once completed, this PV plant will contribute to Mozambique's goal of not only diversifying and decentralising its mix, but also ensuring access to energy to 100% of its population by 2030.