March 29, 2022
The groundbreaking ceremony for Globeleq’s Central Termica de Temane (CTT) power project took place today in Inhambane Province, Mozambique. The project will contribute about 14% of the electricity supply capacity available to meet demand in Mozambique.
Located at Temane in Inhambane Province, the project consists of a 450 MW gas-fired power plant which will supply power to Electricidade de Moçambique under a 25-year tolling agreement. CTT is expected to provide electricity to meet the demand of 1.5 million households.
The project is aligned with the Paris Agreement and will support Mozambique’s longer-term sustainable energy transition to net-zero by 2050. CTT’s flexible technical and commercial configuration allows for a variable supply of baseload and dispatchable power and will deliver complementary power so that Mozambique can maximise renewable energy generation projects on its grid and pursue lower carbon energy development.
The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Hon. Ernesto Max Elias Tonela addressed the project’s Paris alignment in an interview: “As a country that is at risk from the worst effects of climate change, our government fully supports the Paris Agreement. We are working on our long-term decarbonization plans in line with that Agreement and CTT is fully in line with our transition which also includes developing hydro, solar and wind projects.”
CTT also secures the first phase of the interconnection of the southern grid to the central and northern grids of Mozambique. This will establish a corridor of electrification and ensure a more stable and secure grid and enable the connection of future renewable generation projects.
Earlier this month it was announced that Globeleq had been awarded the prestigious “2021 Sponsor of the Year – Europe and Africa” and the “Power Deal of the Year – Africa” for closing the Central Tèrmica de Temane.
CTT is expected to first provide power in 2024.