Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) hosted a specialised energy efficiency training in partnership with GET.transform. Over the course of four days, Mozambican stakeholders explored the country’s saving potentials and tapped into good practices to foster energy efficiency (EE) measures and market incentives.
Energy efficiency is an important lever for Mozambique. Meeting the national goals with regards to energy access, energy security and climate change adaptation and mitigation will not only require additional and diversified generation capacity, but also greater energy efficiency deployment.
With support from cooperation partners, MIREME had developed the National Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan, and now brought together members of government, senior staff of parastatals, and project managers in the training to discuss effective supporting measures.
Having learned more about international best practice supporting schemes, the participants went on to analyse the main drivers and barriers to energy efficiency uptake in Mozambique. The biggest opportunity lies in the private sector of energy service providers who increasingly target the EE market from the supply side, while the distribution and missing regulation of low-quality small-scale devices is identified as one of the biggest threats.
The stakeholders used the training insights to develop roadmaps with concrete measures to support the EE market with regard to regulation, awareness raising, and institutional and capacity development, and agreed on main priorities and responsibilities to take the next steps.