Ncondezi Energy Limited has received an upgraded land use agreement from the Mozambique Government which grants exclusive use for solar power plant operations in Tete
The agreement, a Direito do Uso e Aproveitamento da Terra (DUAT), covers 950 hectares of land which is sufficient for producing up to 500MW for the company’s solar PV and Battery Energy Storage Systems project.
Ncondezi chief executive officer, Hanno Pengilly said, “Following confirmation of excellent solar resources at our preferred solar project site location in Tete, Mozambique, we have upgraded our existing exclusive land use rights, DUAT, for the generation of power from solar energy. This is a critical permitting requirement for the project, reflecting both strong local support and the expedited process we are executing since announcing the positive feasibility study last October.
“An update on our preferred transmission solution to connect to the Mozambican grid is expected in the next two months. The solar project is strategically positioned from a transmission perspective, having access to existing grid networks with available capacity and multiple evacuation paths in Mozambique and the wider southern African region.”