LSE-listed Ncondezi Energy announced last week that it has launched a feasibility study for up to 300 MW of solar PV power plant plus a battery energy storage system (BESS) in Mozambique. The project is planned in the country’s Tete Province where the company is already developing an integrated coal mine project under mining concession 5967C.
The solar power plant is planned by its subsidiary, Ncondezi Green Power Holding, and would connect to the Mozambican grid to supply electricity to the country and the larget Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).
WSP Group Africa has been selected to carry out the study, expected to last four months. Electricity production could then start as early as 2024.
“The FS Study will take a modular design approach to the Solar Project allowing for greater flexibility including the potential for a scaled development programme of 30MW, 60MW, 100MW, 200MW and 300MW,” Ncondezi Energy said.
In October last year, Ncondezi Energy had already commissioned its maiden commercial & industrial 400 kWP solar and 912 kWh battery storage project in Mozambique.