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Feasibility studies sought for pumped-storage plant and BESS facilities in Mozambique

Mozambique's state power utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) invites expressions of interest from qualified consultants by 27 January 2023 to carry out an assessment for a pumped-storage hydropower plant and feasibility studies for battery energy storage systems (BESS).

The consultancy services, which are being financed by the African Development Bank within the framework of the Mozambique Renewable Energy Integration Programme, include site identification and full feasibility studies for the installation of BESS at ten sites and assessment of a pumped-storage hydropower plant entailing, as a minimum:

  • technical viability,
  • financial viability,
  • environmental impact assessment of plant infrastructure and interconnection lines,
  • adaptation and climate resilience, and
  • socio-economic aspects of the proposed technologies to guide EDM and other local stakeholders in their decision-making process.


The overall aim of the project is to overcome several challenges related to large-scale grid integration of renewables including the need to reduce curtailment of wind and solar power generation and/or export of surplus generation. The duration of the assignment is approximately 14 months. The consulting firm will be expected to work in close collaboration with EDM and other government and non-government officials during this period. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc). Consultants may constitute joint ventures to enhance their chances of qualification. Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Procurement Policy and Methodology for Bank Group Funded Operations (BPM)” dated October, 2015, which is available on the bank’s website at Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below in hard copy or soft copy by 3 pm on 27 January 2023, mentioning “Feasibility Studies for Battery Energy Storage Systems BESS and Assessment for a pumped-storage hydropower plant”.

For further information, including the terms of reference, contact: Olga Utchavo Madeira, Director EDM Renewable Energy Directorate, 1398, Eduardo Mondlane Ave, 5th floor left, P.O. Box 938, Maputo, Mozambique

Tel: +258 824189080/847065737

Email:; Cc: Eucides Dgedge, Head of Department, Renewable Energy Directorate;