Located in southeast Africa, Mozambique is one of the largest countries in the African continent covering an area of about 800,000 km, but it is one of the most sparsely populated with a population of about 26 million people. More than 70% of them live in rural areas, with less than 7 million people total, have access to electricity.

The World Bank is helping the government implement a national electrification strategy to reach universal energy access by 2030. To help strengthen the nation’s power infrastructure to meet the country’s growing power needs in the long term, NRECA International updated the technical standards for the design and construction of nation’s electricity distribution infrastructure.

The team reviewed and proposed updates and improvements to the existing distribution standards. An analysis was also conducted to identify least cost technologies that will best meet the power distribution design and construction needs in urban, peri-urban and rural areas.


  • Electricidade de Mozambique
  • World Bank