Sustainable Energy and Broadband Access in Rural Mozambique Project (WB-P175295)

  • Mozambique
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Oct 6, 2021
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Government of Mozambique
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  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 205.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Dec 11, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the project development objective is to increase access to energy and broadband services and strengthen the financial performance of the power sector.

The project has four components:

  1. Component 1: Peri-urban and Rural Electrification (US $85 million). Building on the ongoing activities under the WB-financed Mozambique Energy for All (ProEnergia) Project (P165453), this component will provide access to electricity to over 1,000,000 beneficiaries primarily through grid densification and expansion. This component will finance the design, procurement of materials and construction works required to electrify all participating households, businesses and public facilities in the project target areas with high population density (in peri-urban and rural areas). 

  2. Component 2: Improvement of EDM financial performance (US $60 million). This component will improve financial performance of EDM and strengthen structural and institutional framework of the sector. This component will comprise the following two pillars: a) improve electricity sector financial sustainability through measures to enhance EDM’s financial and operational performance; and b) enhance sector governance and institutional capacity by supporting the government’s policy positions being proposed through a revision of the Electricity Law. It will also aim to capture opportunities to better leverage EDM’s fiber-optic network and utilize its transmission infrastructure to support broadband market development while generating additional revenue.

  3. Component 3: Off-grid energy and broadband service delivery (US $45 million). This component will support electrification of areas in Mozambique where off-grid solutions are the least-cost or most-viable solutions due to (i) high costs of the infrastructure required to reach customers through the grid, or (ii) difficulty to provide grid solutions due to risks related to the escalating conflict.
    1. Sub-component 3a: Off-Grid solutions for electricity access (US $25 million)
    2. Sub-component 3b: Broadband Access for Underserved Areas and Target Groups (US $15 million)
    3. Sub-component 3c: Clean Cooking Solutions (US $5 million and US$5 million from Clean Cooking Fund)
  4. Component 4: Technical Assistance and Implementation Support (US $10 million). This component will finance capacity building, sector studies, implementation support for the implementing agencies (expected to be EDM, MIREME, FUNAE, and MCT), and verification of PBCs. The capacity of FUNAE will need to be substantially strengthened for implementation as its track record has been uneven.

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World Bank:
Zayra Luz Gabriela Romo Mercado, Casey Torgusson, Samuel Kwesi Ewuah Oguah
Senior Energy Specialist

Ministry of Economy and Finance
Adriano Ubisse
National Director of Treasury

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME)
Pascoal Bacela
National Director of Energy

Fundo de Energia (FUNAE)
Antonio Saide

Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC)
Horácio Parquínio
Director General of ICT

Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM)
Marcelino Gildo Alberto


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