A wind farm with a capacity of 120 MW is currently being built in Mozambique’s southern province of Maputo, state broadcaster Radio Mocambique (RM) reports.

Project manager Pedro Coutinho told the radio that the Namaacha wind project, which is the country’s first, will feed electricity to the grid operated by Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM). The total cost of the project is estimated to be USD 280 million (EUR 234m).

The wind farm is expected to be up and running in three years. During its construction, more than 700 people will be employed.

In March 2018, the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced it was supporting developer eleQtra (Mocambique) Ltd in conducting a feasibility study for a project of the same size in Namaacha district.


Source: Renewables Now