Ignite obtains the support of the national BRILHO program to develop its operations

(Ecofin Agency) – In Mozambique, off-grid energy supplied by solar is one of the solutions considered by the government for the electrification of populations. It is thus supporting the energy company Ignite to accelerate its contribution to this objective.

The supplier of solar electric solutions Ignite has announced that it has established a partnership with Mozambique for the electrification of populations. This agreement was signed with BRILHO Energy Mozambique, the national electrification program implemented by the country between 2019 and 2024, the objective of which is to stimulate the national off-grid market to accelerate access to electricity. ‘electricity.

The company has been present in Mozambique since 2019 where it started a program of the Ministry of Energy to electrify 1.8 million people at an estimated cost of $ 48 million. This new agreement funded by UKAid and implemented with the Dutch development support organization SNV will increase this number.

“Since the deployment of the Mozambican project, we have connected thousands of households in remote communities. We are now ready to go further. With leading entities like those of the BRILHO program by our side, we can have a greater impact and reach more people, thus contributing to the achievement of universal access planned by the government for 2030 ”, said Artur Houston, executive director of Ignite.

It should be remembered that around 70% of Mozambicans still do not have access to electricity. This support from BRILHO to Ignite will accelerate the reduction of this figure.

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