The ongoing review of the proposed Electricity Law to accelerate universal access to energy by 2030 in Mozambique will be completed in November, a Mozambican official said.
Marcelina Joel, director of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, quoted by Mozambican state news agency AIM, said that the proposed law, after the completion of the review process, will be submitted to the Council of Ministers for approval.
The purpose of the review is to bring the Electricity Law into line with the dynamics of the energy sector, including technological developments, the need to stimulate competitiveness, efficiency, sustainability and investment in the sector, with the ultimate goal of accelerating universal access to energy by 2030, in compliance with Sustainable Development Goals.
The draft law consolidates the principles of organisation and operation of the electric power system and the general rules applicable to the exercise of production, transmission, distribution and sale activities, including export and import to provide more citizens with access to electricity.
The legal reform process began in 2011 with the study by the then Ministry of Energy, to identify areas that could be improved in the Electricity Law, which has been in force since 1997.
The reform of the legal framework of the electricity sector is being conducted with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the SPEED+ project, as well as by the Norwegian government.