We have recently reached an agreement to supply the complete battery energy storage system (BESS), including the medium voltage equipment to the EPC contractor building the Cuamba hybrid solar+storage plant, which has been developed by Globeleq, the UK-based, Africa focused power company. The project is located near the town of Cuamba in the Niassa province of northern Mozambique.
The 1.86 MVA/ 7.42 MWh lithium batteries designed and supplied by E22 will enable the 20MW photovoltaic plant to provide support and stability to the local distribution grid via connection to the local 33/110 kV substation.
Our Managing Director Jaime Vega, stated “The integration of a utility-scale BESS system with solar PV generation is a pioneering project in Mozambique and consolidates E22’s commitment to the development of greater energy security in Africa. Our goal is to contribute to universal access to clean energy by 2030 in countries with limited energy resources”.
The solar photovoltaic plant and energy storage system project is expected to supply 18,000 households with clean and reliable energy. Jaime added that “by storing some of the energy generated by the solar plant during the day and delivering it during the evening or night-time, the BESS system project will take pressure off the grid during peak consumption hours and help provide a reliable electricity supply to the local community”.
In line with our commitment to accelerating the transition to renewable models through storage technologies, our participation in this project will contribute to the avoidance of more than 630,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions during the plant’s expected 25-year lifetime.