Electricity network reaches Ibo Island

Ibo Island, off the coast of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, was on 28 January linked to the national electricity grid.

The island is in the Quirimbas archipelago and forms part of the Quirimbas National Park.

According to the publically-owned electricity company, EDM, the project to link the island cost 162 million meticais (just over six million US dollars). This covered the cost of laying a ten kilometre cable from Quissanga on the mainland, the installation of seven kilometres of medium tension cable and the building of two transformer stations.

EDM has already linked 19 customers on the island to the network and plans to add another 241 consumers over the next few days.

Post published in: Africa News

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