Gommyr Power

GoHubs Mozambique: Productive Solar Microgrid Hubs

The project was a feasibility study for an integrated productive hub concept for off-grid and weak-grid communities in Mozambique. Gommyr Power developed plans for a solar-battery microgrid-powered business park providing productive use energy and critical services to commercial and industrial clients. The GoHub concept aggregates and centralises energy demand to achieve sufficient scale for a power system to be economically and operationally viable. GoHubs use the on-site energy to provide services such as water, sanitation, telecoms and security, enabling businesses to operate more effectively. EEP Africa financing supported the planning, design and evaluation of the system specifications and business model.

Outcome and Impact

The objective of the feasibility study was to make the GoHubs project implementation and investment ready. Through the feasibility study, Gommyr Power has identified three target locations for implementation. The business model, refined through the study, will focus on supporting the artisanal fishing sector in the targeted sites by providing ice production, cold storage, basic agri-processing and on-site commercial activities, such as banking, restaurants, and cafes. When fully implemented, GoHubs will add 0.6 MW of renewable energy generation capacity, generating 960 MWh/year and avoiding 1,200 tonnes of CO2eq emissions. The business park will promote economic development by empowering local businesses and entrepreneurs to create jobs and generate green growth.

Location

Mozambique

Total Project Budget

EUR 321 398

EEP Africa Financing

EUR 219 576

Technology

Solar PV

Type

Feasibility Study, Mini-grid

Project Period

2021-2022