A plan for a 3,000MW transmission line linking Maputo to Tete in northern Mozambique is to be launched in August. After contracts are awarded, Mozambique's energy minister Salvador Namburete is expected to announce details of the project's format and schedule.

The power line will have two high tension lines carrying 800kV of direct current and 400kV of alternating current, which can transport up to 2650 MW and 1100 MW respectively. The line