02 Apr Renewable Energy Atlas of Mozambique project results were presented under the II Luso-Mozambican summit
“Renewable Energy Atlas of Mozambique” project results were presented under the II Luso-Mozambican summit held on 26 and 27 March in Maputo, and was attended by the Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and the Mozambican President Armando Guebuza.
The project developed by Gesto Energy Consulting, for over two years in Mozambique, involved the exhaustive study of renewable resources (hydro, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and waves), and involved multiple technical teams and national and international means:
- conducting the largest campaign for the measurement of wind and solar resources, for the development of renewable projects, ever carried out on the African continent, with 35 meteorological stations installed throughout the country;
- elaborating the most comprehensive and complete hydrological study ever carried out in Mozambique, analyzing and validating data from 1.400 rain gauge and 700 stream gauge stations, and creating the first ever surface runoff map of the Mozambican territory;
- the first ever geophysical studies of gravimetry and magnetotellurics with several hundreds of stations, in the proximity of high temperature thermal spring with positive geochemical indicators positive for geothermal occurrences;
- analysis of alternatives for rural electrification were carried out for 10.000 villages, with the object of supporting policy definition for off-grid in Mozambique.
Besides the presentation of the study results was also launched the book “Atlas of Renewable Energy of Mozambique – Resources and Projects to Produce Electricity” and presented the Internet site “Atlas of Renewable Energy of Mozambique”, both developed by Gesto as a summary of the study and a practical tool.