Mozambique seeks support for 10 ESS projects

Mozambique seeks support for 10 ESS projects

Mozambique seeks support for 10 ESS projects 902 528 Energy Storage Journal

December 22, 2022: Mozambique has called for expressions of interest to support proposals to build battery energy storage systems at 10 sites in the African nation.

The African Development Bank, which has provided unspecified funding to support a renewable energy integration program in Mozambique, said part of the funds would be used to enlist consultancy services for the BESS projects, in addition to assessing proposals for a pumped storage hydropower plant.

Mozambique’s government said battery storage systems were needed to overcome challenges related to large-scale grid integration of renewables.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to Mozambique’s renewable energy directorate by January 27, 2023. Details are online.

Battery & Energy Storage Bulletin reported on September 9 that a consortium of international partners, including the Consortium for Battery Innovation, had won a €10 million ($9.9 million) call under the EU’s flagship research and innovation funding instrument, Horizon Europe, to deploy lead battery technology at the heart of two innovative pilot energy storage systems for Zambia and Ivory Coast.

Batteries International issue 125 magazine takes an in-depth look at prospects for a massive expansion of battery manufacturing and investment in deployment of BESS systems and related projects across Africa.

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Photo: African Development Bank VP for private sector, infrastructure and industrialization, Solomon Quaynor, (right) with Mozambican government minister Ernesto Max Elias Tonela in August 2022.