Name: Olga Utchavo Madeira
Position: Renewable Energy Director
Company: EDM (Electricidade de Moçambique, EP)
Olga Utchavo Madeira, holds Electrical Engineer degree, obtained in the year of 2010, from Instituto Superior Jose Antonio Echevarria, Havana, Cuba and also obtained online post-graduation degree in Management in the year 2020, from Liverpool University, England.
Having started her professional career at EDM, first as a trainee in the distribution operational area and in 2011, Olga joined the company as an effective worker for the transmission system.
Since then Olga has been worked in different areas of expertise such as protection, operation and planning of energy systems. From 2015 to 2017, she headed the systems planning department and, in 2017 until now, she holds the position of Director of Renewable Energy, whose responsibility is the development of renewable energy at EDM. Olga was part of the team that developed EDM's 10-year strategy; Integrated master plan and currently working on the PROLER project (Renewable energy auction) as project director.
From 2017 to 2019 he also represented EDM as a non-executive Director of the Lupata Hydroelectric project capacity 600MW and from 2019 to the present as a non-executive Director of Central Solar de Metoro, 40MW.
Olga also has been exposed and attended several international conferences and business meetings as panelist and speaker as well as she has several advanced certifications in project finance, system planning analysis and modeling, power system Engineering for planning and operation, power engineering system, transmission network and planning, Power Planning and Master plan, renewable energy management, energy policy, leadership for managers and Health and Management Safety at work (HST).