Energy Reform and Access Project

Project Summary

The project will (a) accelerate, in a commercially viable manner, the use of electricity for economic growth and improved quality of life in underserved areas; and (b) strengthen Mozambican capacity to expand the energy sector for both domestic and export markets. Phase I has three components: (i) Grid electrification and power sector reforms; (ii) Renewable energy promotion; and, (iii) Institutional strengthening and capacity building. The renewable energy promotion component will in turn consist of (a) investments in large, institutional size solar PV systems, household PV systems, and grid-connected renewables technologies (in particular, wind and micro-hydro, possibly biomass gasification); and (b) technical assistance and capacity building in both public and private sectors. It is expected that Phase I activities will provide the framework for rapid and sustained removal of barriers to the acceptance and financing of renewables-based electricity supply options for both retail and grid-connected uses. Phase II would scale-up the investments from Phase I, using selected delivery mechanisms, including implementation of the adopted private participation options for Electricite de Mozambique. Adequate M&E provision will be made for the development of a replication and acceleration strategy for Phase II via technical assistance, training, and information dissemination. Phase II requires satisfactory M&E and documentation of Phase I results, plus a detailed workplan and budget.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Minerals, Resources and Energy
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
275,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,090,000 USD
Co-financing Total
7,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
360,000 USD
Total Cost 10,365,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
01 Oct 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Sep 2000
Concept Approved
01 Dec 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
17 Jun 2003
Project closed
31 Dec 2011