GET FiT Mozambique is executed by the Mozambican Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME), and financed by the German Financial Cooperation and the European Union through KfW Development Bank.
Other Mozambican stakeholders such as Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM) and ARENE are also involved and constitute, together with MIREME and the Programme Implementation Consultant, the Programme Implementation Team.
In implementing the programme, we continue to build on the experieces and achievements of GET FiT Zambia and Uganda and other renewable energy programs across Sub-Saharan Africa in an effort to spur innovation and project development in Mozambican’s burgeoning small- and medium-scale renewables sector.
Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy
The program is a partnership between the Government of Mozambique and the Federal Republic of Germany. The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) is responsible for executing the program on behalf of the Government of Mozambique.
KfW’s funding to the Mozambican energy sector aims to expand and improve infrastructure for electricity generation. KfW has been helping the German Federal Government to achieve its goals in development policy and international development cooperation for more than 50 years. Strengthening the development capacity of African states, and mitigating climate change worldwide, are both priorities for German Development Cooperation.
The German Federal Government, and primarily the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), facilitate programmes and projects in developing countries and emerging economies – from their conception and execution to monitoring their success. Many of these programmes and projects are financed and supported through KfW. The BMZ is currently supporting projects in 42 partner countries that are designed to disseminate renewable energies.
The EU provides grants, subsidies, loans, guarantees and equity for a broad range of projects and programmes including renewable energy development in developing countries and emerging economies. EU is funding hydropower development in Mozambique as part of the GET FiT Mozambique Programme. EU funding is managed jointly by the European Commission (EC) and national authorities, directly by the European Commission or indirectly by other authorities inside or outside the EU.
Programme Implementation Team
Electricidade de Mozambique
EDM is vertically integrated electricity utility, which generates, transmits, distributes and supplies electricity in Mozambique. It is a public utility, with the Government of Mozambique being a sole shareholder. EDM is the main off-taker in the GET FiT Mozambique programme
Autoridade Reguladora de Energia
ARENE is the energy regulator in Mozambique and was formally established in 2017. ARENE is tasked with ensuring appropriate legislation and regulation as well as strengthen institutional capacity is implemented.
Fundo de Energia
FUNAE, the Energy Fund, is Mozambique’s implementation agency for off-grid and rural electrification affairs. FUNAE acts as a public institution in charge of the development and operation of mini-grids and Solar Home Systems (SHS). The main activities performed by FUNAE include financial assistance for power projects, consulting, and promotion of electrification projects, including the publication of reports and studies on different technologies of interest for the energy sector.
Multiconsult is one of the leading engineering consultancy firms in Norway and Scandinavia. Multiconsult has been designing and developing power generation, transmission and distribution projects in Sub-Saharan Africa for more than 60 years.
Other Programme Partners
The African Trade and Investment Development Insurance
With the support of KfW, the African Trade and Investment Development Insurance (ATIDI) developed the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF). The RLSF is designed to help independent power producers (IPPs) developing renewable energy projects in Africa to obtain the liquidity they need in the event that their off-taker delays payment.