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Mozambique: hydroelectricity and green hydrogen in the government’s energy transition plan

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Mozambique positions itself as a leader in Africa’s green energy transition, unveiling ambitious plans that aim to revolutionize the national energy landscape. Aiming to exploit its abundant energy resources, the country has announced a goal to increase hydroelectric capacity by 14,000 megawatts (MW) and launch an innovative green hydrogen program.

This is what we learn from the American economic news agency Bloomberg which has had the opportunity to view a 60-page energy transition strategy, not yet officially published, in which the Mozambican government envisages a significant change towards sustainable energy production. This plan intends to strategically use Mozambique’s energy resources to promote the nation towards a middle-income industrial economy.

The centerpiece of Mozambique’s energy roadmap is the expansion of hydroelectric infrastructure along the mighty Zambezi River, with plans to add 9,000 MW of hydropower capacity by 2040, and further expansions planned thereafter. Furthermore, the country aims to become a pioneer in a green hydrogen program, laying the foundation for a growing hydrogen industry.

The plan, which calls for an estimated investment of $80 billion by 2050, highlights the importance of private investment and the government’s commitment to fostering partnerships to achieve these energy goals. The establishment of industrial parks powered by clean energy reflects Mozambique’s ambition to promote sustainable industrialisation.

With anticipated revenues from natural gas projects promising to fuel economic transformation, Mozambique aims to position itself as a formidable competitor in hydropower supply, comparable to Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, thus strengthening its regional influence.

In addition to energy production, Mozambique has comprehensive programs to decarbonize its economy, which include promoting renewable energy sources, improving access to electricity and transitioning to cleaner alternatives in public transport. [Da Redazione InfoAfrica]

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