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The electricity authority is Electricidade de Moçambique – EDM is responsible for generation, transmission and distribution but there are other companies that produce and distribute electricity. The principal generator is Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa, a company jointly owned by Portugal (82%) and Moçambique (18%) and the biggest hydroelectric scheme in Southern Africa. Hydropower is the most important commercial energy resource with huge potential, 2,545 MW has so far been developed. A total of 2,400 MW is installed at Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River.

The installed capacity of EDM is 316 MW, of which is all hydropower, diesel plants are installed but only used as a back-up.   Demand for electricity is increasing at a rate of over 20% per year so current surplus will soon disappear.   For a list of main producers / distributors of electricity and power, please select the contact list given above.

For information on Power Stability, please select the following document:

Mozambique Additional Service Providers Additional Information