Mozambique Publishes Just Energy Transition Strategy

Energy Ministry partnered with GET.transform for off-grid energy component
Enrico Dal Farra with the Mozambican Delegation at BETD; March 2024
(c) GET.transform

Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) has published the country’s Just Energy Transition Strategy . The Strategy, first presented at COP28, marks an important milestone in Mozambique’s energy sector transformation trajectory.

GET.transform is honoured to have been among Mozambique’s selected partners in drafting the Strategy, specifically formulating the off-grid energy section. The latter is of particular importance for reaching the country’s electrification goal of universal access by 2030 while the energy access rate in Mozambique stood at roughly 51% in 2023. Further urgency for increased renewable generation capacity comes from a forecast of increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: if Mozambique would not adopt additional measures, GHG emissions from the energy sector are expected to quadruple from 15-25 MtCO2e in 2020 to 70-110 MtCO2e in 2050.

The Just Energy Transformation Strategy is thus focused on four pillars: Modern energy systems based on renewable energy sources, Green industrialisation, Adoption of clean energy transport, and Universal access to modern energy. Prior to supporting the Strategy, GET.transform already partnered with MIREME and the regulator ARENE and provided vital assistance to Mozambique’s off-grid sector by contributing to the formulation of off-grid sub-regulations and spearheading efforts in designing and implementing a national tender mechanism for mini-grids.

In the most recent support to the Mozambican Government on the off-grid component, GET.transform also relied on collaboration with sister programme GET.invest and the Energising Development (EnDev) programme. Under GET.transform lead, EnDev contributed expertise on clean cooking measures while GET.invest informed on business models, estimated investment cost and potential sources of finance. With the Strategy, Mozambique now has its key document in place to design its energy transition on the national, regional and global level.

A Mozambican delegation together with GET.transform attended the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue last week to further align with partners and global approaches. One of the key stakeholder meetings was the second high-level Africa-Europe policymaker breakfast on Energy which was hosted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) and  Africa-Europe Foundation. The delegation included representatives from MIREME, ARENE and the Energy Fund of Mozambique (FUNAE).

GET.transform is excited to continue its collaboration with the key energy sector stakeholders which also include the public utility EDM and the renewables associations ALER and AMER in bringing the Strategy to life and contributing to a successful energy transformation in Mozambique.

The Strategy will become available shortly at: inm.gov.mz

African and European Delegates at a high level breakfast, BETD March 2024
High-level Africa-Europe Policymaker Breakfast on Energy (c) AEEP
Impressions from the March 2024 Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (c) GET.transform