In Mozambique electricity access rates are below the African average, especially in rural areas farther from the grid. In such regions, where grid connection may not be technically or economically feasible, off-grid alternatives are required so as to provide rural communities with modern electricity services.
The main objectives of this project are the feasibility study of Meponda hydro power plant and analyze of grid extension versus isolated generation solutions.
The project’s approach comprises the study of the feasibility of Meponda hydro power plant, performing hydrological, socioeconomic and environmental impacts studies, as well as demand forecasts. Different scenarios are analyzed and compared, considering both grid extension and isolated generation systems.