Mozambique utility seeking feasibility study for floating solar project

Jan 5, 2022 04:17 PM ET
  • Mozambique's state-owned power business Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) is seeking a working as a consultant that will carry out a feasibility research to analyze the possible as well as ramifications of establishing a floating solar farm at a hydro power storage tank in the south-eastern African country.
Mozambique utility seeking feasibility study for floating solar project
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At the end of December, EDM released an ask for expressions of rate of interests, inviting experts to submit their applications by January 28. The power company said it had gotten financing from the African Development Bank to money the costs of the feasibility research.

The research study itself will certainly need to address whether is worth going after the setup of a floating solar farm at the storage tank of the 44-MW Chicamba hydroelectric nuclear power plant in Manica province.

The research study needs to think about technical and also financial stability, environmental influence analysis for the power plant facilities as well as interconnection lines, the ecological impact of the dam and marine ecological community, and socio-economic aspects of the suggested project. The resulting information will certainly guide EDM and also other local stakeholders in the decision-making procedure, the power business said.

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