Supporting the Policy Enabling Environment for Development


The lack of access to reliable power is a binding constraint to broad-based economic growth in Mozambique. The country has set an ambitious target with its “Energy for All” initiative to meet the Sustainable Development Goal of connecting 100 percent of the population to electricity by 2030. The country has also approved an integrated master plan for the power sector aimed at expanding generation and transmission infrastructure, accelerating electrification and increasing energy access. Only 34 percent of all households are currently connected to electricity, and only six percent of rural households have access.

With a widely dispersed population across a large territory, significant investments are needed in on-grid, off-grid, traditional and renewable energy infrastructure and management for generation, transmission and distribution. SPEED is exploring opportunities to facilitate the establishment of a regulatory environment promoting increased generation and distribution, including new connections of electricity.