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USTDA funds Mozambique wind development

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to eleQtra (Moçambique) Limitada for a feasibility study to assess the viability of a 120 MW wind project in Mozambique.

The facility will be developed in two phases of 60 MW each, located in the Namaacha District in southern Mozambique. According to USTDA, this project will be among Mozambique’s first utility-scale wind power plants and will support the country’s efforts to increase electricity capacity to meet growing demand.

EleQtra (Moçambique) Limitada selected WorleyParsons Group Inc. of Houston to conduct the feasibility study.

“USTDA is pleased to support this project, which will help diversify the electricity supply in Mozambique through the addition of 120 MW of capacity,” says Lida Fitts, USTDA’s regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa. “At the same time, this project will create opportunities for U.S. businesses in a growing sector in Mozambique.”

“We are extremely proud that eleQtra’s initiative to develop a wind farm in Namaacha will receive this critical early-stage funding from USTDA,” adds Lauren Thomas, eleQtra’s Regional Manager.

Source: North American Windpower

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