Mozambique - Mozambique Energy for ALL (MEFA) (AFDB-P-MZ-FA0-021)

  • Mozambique
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 29, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Mozambique
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 37.01 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 28, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the proposed operation is a key element of the Bank's strategy to help Mozambique turn its energy sources into development outcomes, complementing interventions in developing the natural gas resources and expanding transmission capacity of the country. The MEFA Programme has three components that respond to key development challenges in Mozambique. The first component entails the construction and taking into operation a new National Control Centre which will be pivotal in expanding power exports. The national electricity utility, Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) is aiming for a threefold increase), incorporating more variable renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, and facilitating inward investments due to availability of much better quality of power supply. The second component will provide nearly 49,000 new connections in support of the Government of Mozambique's (GoM), Energy for all Plan. The third component targets operational support to the above components, supporting Mozambique's membership of the Africa Trade Insurance Agency and improving the financial health of EDM. The programme costs inclusive of taxes and duties is UA 56.8 million. The Bank proposes to extend an ADF grant of approximately UA 25.9 million, which will cover 48% of the project cost.

The Programme Objectives are: (i) to increase stability of the Mozambican power system, (ii) enable a large expansion of power sales to Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP), (iii) expand access to electricity and (iv) assist in improving EDM's financial sustainability. The programme will be co-financed with the Governments of Germany and Sweden.

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U.A 25,900,000

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