With a capacity of about 2,185 MW, only a third of the hydro potential has been developed so far but more than 4,000 MW are in the feasibility study phase. There are plans to build more than 3,400 MW of new hydropower facilities, most of them in the Zambezi River valley. HPP Mphanda Nkuwa with 1,500 MW and the 1,245 MW extension of the Cahora Bassa hydropower station are among these projects.
Small hydro is also an interesting solution for the supply of the mostly small-scale farming economy in Mozambique with affordable and reliable power. About 3,000 MW of additional small hydropower plants could be developed throughout the country.