Mozambique: Strengthening the Electrification Framework

GET.transform is partnering with ARENE in developing new national regulations for mini-grids
solar mini grid, rural electrification
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GET.transform is proudly partnering with the Energy Regulatory Authority of Mozambique (ARENE) as they develop the national regulatory framework for mini-grids. Mozambique has seen a number of donors showing interest to improve the financial viability of rural electrification, by establishing financing instruments that mini-grid developers can tap into in order to reduce the end-user tariffs for electricity in the villages.

ARENE was established by law in 2017, and as a new regulatory body, is working on a number of regulations and instruments to strengthen the electrification framework, including private sector engagement, seen as a key enabler for rural electrification.

To attract private investment and operation expertise into Mozambique’s off-grid market, the licensing procedure, tariff calculation, concession framework and investment security in case of main grid connection will be regulated. ARENE has now submitted the general regulation which was adopted by Mozambique’s Council of Ministers last month. The above subsidiary regulations are currently in development with support from GET.transform and a team of off-grid regulatory experts. Mozambique will thus be able to benefit from the experiences of other mini-grid frameworks GET.transform has worked on across Africa.

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