Off-Grid Electrification in Mozambique based on Renewable Energy Sources - A Contribution to the EDENR Strategy

Federico Antonio Canu, Morten Lyndrup, Nina Milling Riiser & Thomas Young Hwan Westring Jensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The access to modern energy services is deeply embedded in most aspects of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of human development. In Mozambique, just a small fraction of the population has access to electricity, and the electrification process has mostly relied on national grid extension. The result of this approach is that, many isolated rural communities are left in the dark and will be for decades. It is therefore necessary to apprehend other approaches to make electricity accessible in off-grid areas. Mozambique’s vast amounts of available renewable energy sources (RE) opens up for the opportunity to electrify rural areas, through off-grid systems based on RE. The government of Mozambique has recently approved a new strategy for renewable energy electrification (EDENR). This strategy is an important step towards the needed change in electrification approach, but through deeper analysis, a lack of needed prerequisites for rural electrification is identified. Based on lessons learned and best practices from other countries’ successful electrification programmes, the needed prerequisites to be included in EDENR, can be identified. This project report aims at concretize and specify, how the missing prerequisites for a successful proliferation of RE off-grid can be included and adapted in the EDENR strategy, and in the Mozambican context.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato23 jan. 2012
VejledereJan Andersen


  • multi-level governance
  • subsidy
  • Off-Grid
  • PV
  • Institutional set-up
  • SAPP
  • financial schemes
  • intermediary
  • Club-ER
  • EDM
  • socio-technical systems
  • Rural Electrification
  • Alignment of policies
  • Mozambique
  • Stakeholder
  • mini hydro
  • Renewable Energy
  • local participitation
  • poverty reduction
  • capacity building
  • Hankins