The Tetereane Solar Power Plant, inaugurated by Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, is set to provide renewable electricity to approximately 21,000 residents in Cuamba, a city in the northern Mozambican Province of Niassa.
During the plant’s inauguration, President Nyusi emphasized that it would provide consistent electricity to roughly 21,000 residents. As part of an economic decentralization initiative, there’s a plan to allocate one per cent of the plant’s yearly earnings, which is estimated at approximately 10.5 million meticais (equivalent to about $164,000 USD), to support the development of Cuamba municipality.
Valued at $36.2 million, this project aims to address the growing demand for electricity in Niassa by increasing power generation. It is the country’s third-largest solar power plant, expected to create over 500 jobs and supply electricity to northern Mozambique, generating 15 megawatts with a six-megawatt per hour energy storage system.
Additionally, a percentage of its revenue, roughly $164,000 per year, will support Cuamba’s municipal development. This initiative is a collaborative effort between the Mozambican government, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and President Nyusi encouraged local residents to harness this electricity for job creation and economic growth.