• logo linkedin
  • logo email
Lancement des travaux Metoro
A ceremony was held on Friday 23 October 2020 in Metoro, in the north of the country, in the presence of the President of the Republic, Mr. Filipe Nyusi, and the French Ambassador, Mr. David Izzo, to officially celebrate the launch of the construction works for Mozambique’s second solar power plant. This photovoltaic power plant is supported by PROPARCO and AFD and will improve access to green electricity in a country marked by a low electrification rate.

In October 2019, AFD Group allocated a USD 40m loan to finance the construction of the country’s second solar power plant, which is located near Metoro village. This energy infrastructure has a capacity of 41 MWp and will inject over 60 GWh of additional green electricity into the grid every year, providing 135,000 Mozambicans with reliable and renewable electricity.

With 49,000 tons of CO2 avoided every year, the new power plant will reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and thereby contribute to the fight against climate change. This project will also have major environmental and social benefits, particularly for people in the province of Cabo Delgado (implementation of community projects, job creation, transfer of skills…).    

France, through Agence Française de Développement Group, is very proud to be contributing to financing the construction of this solar power plant. It should be noted that the loan from AFD and PROPARCO comprises a concessional tranche, made possible by the financial contribution of the French State, to optimize the proposed tariff and provide local support to the positive environmental and social benefits of this project”, said this morning the French Ambassador to Mozambique and Eswatini, Mr. David Izzo.

The Metoro project is the result of close cooperation between the Ministry of Energy, the national operator Electricidade de Moçambique and Neoen, the leading French company for renewable energy development and a major partner for PROPARCO.