Electricity production in Mozambique fell by 1.3% in the first three months of 2024

In the first quarter of this year, Mozambique's overall electricity production fell by 1.3% compared to the same period in 2023.

According to the balance of the Economic and Social Plan and State Budget (BdPESOE), for the first quarter of 2024, released by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and to which the MZNews had access to, this result was influenced by the performance of the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Plant (HCB), which recorded a decrease of 0.9 % compared to the same period in 2023, due to the need for planned intervention in the restitution channel and the modernization of equipment to maximize installed capacity.

HCB is currently the largest electricity producer in Mozambique and has a capacity of 2000 MW, of which almost 250 are supplied locally, 1000 to South Africa and 400 MW to Zimbabwe.

During the period under review, HCB's electricity production fell by 0.9%, to 4.044 MWh compared to 4.081 MWh in the same period last year.

The MEF data also adds that the hydroelectric power stations of state-owned Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) recorded a decrease of 7.5% compared to the same period in 2023, "influenced by the substantial drop in production at the Corumana, Mavuzi and Chicamba hydroelectric power stations.

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