Maputo, 28 January. The Cahora Bassa hydroelectric plant in Mozambique increased its production capacity by 5% in 2022.
The facility is located on the Zambezi River, the largest in the region. According to the data presented, the HPP has generated more than 15,000 gigawatt-hours of energy over the past period.
According to employees, a major overhaul of the facility is planned for 2023, so production capacity will be slightly reduced. Modernization of the equipment will attract more investments and also increase the wattage of the dam in the future.
The majority stake in the Cahora Bassa HPP is owned by the Government of Mozambique. To date, the facility generates about 2075 MW.
Earlier, the authorities in Maputo approved a project to develop renewable energy sources. Autonomous generators powered by the sun will be able to supply electricity to remote regions of the country.
The African company Ncondezi Energy signed an agreement with the government of Mozambique, according to which it will build photopanels. The total capacity of mini-stations is about 300 MW.