This year, EDM, Mozambique’s state-owned power utility, will deploy a brand new floating power station in the Nampula province in order to increase the electricity supply in the northern parts of the country.
The large vessel will replace a similar one which has been working in Nacala Bay since 2016. The old equipment reportedly did not meet the required standards and was unable to regulate the current correctly.
“The great reason for the swap is to guarantee greater reliability of the northern electricity system,” EDM Operations and Systems director Nilsa Pelembe advised.
The tests of the new station are scheduled for the last days of November, while the currently working plant will be disconnected from the grid this weekend.
Due to that, several issues with the power supply are expected and may affect the residents in the northern Mozambique’s provinces, however, the officials claim they would not last too long.