The environmental assessment focuses on the construction of a gas based thermal power station in the industrial zone of Ressano Garcia, in Maputo’s province. This will reduce Mozambique and south Africa’s energy deficit, which is very noticeable in Ressano Garcia where only 18% of its area has electricity.
The impact of this combined cycle Gas Power Plant with a total power of 99 MW is assessed on the construction and operation phases, for a 23 year horizon. The main impacts are related to the operation phase, as a result of the growth in available energy for exports and national consumption, thus replacing the imported electricity from South Africa.
Besides the field and office work, this assessment had an important public participation component with various local entities and institutions.