Mozambique’s Electricity Company (EDM) has signed a new contract to supply power to the Kingdom of Eswatini, indicates an official statement issued Monday by EDM.
The contract has a duration of 17 months and provides for EDM to supply 20 megawatts of power, a quantity that can be revised depending on the needs of Eswatini Electricity Company (EEC), the note indicates.
“The bilateral relationship between EDM and EEC is over a decade old, with Mozambique and South Africa being the main suppliers of energy that that country imports to meet over 70 percent of its domestic consumption needs,” the note said.
The meeting at which the agreement was signed also served to analyse future projects between the two companies, particularly the Temane Thermal Power Plant, which is being built in southern Mozambique.
“The Temane Thermal Power Plant project includes a transmission line between Vilanculos [Inhambane province] and Maputo, which will interconnect to the Motraco system, the same one that makes the interconnection between Mozambique and the Eswatini Kingdom,” said the chairman of EDM, Marcelino Alberto, cited in the statement.
In December, Globeleq company, the main shareholder of the Temane Thermal Power Plant announced it had secured full funding for the project, worth US$652 million (576.4 million euros), and expected to start producing electricity in 2024.