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Kibo reports accelerated progress at Mbeya

 The Tanzania-focused mineral exploration and development company, along with the Tanzania Electric Supply Company, received official instruction by the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals to prepare a final memorandum of understanding that will govern the further development of the MCPP and the power purchase agreement (PPA).   “We are very pleased with progress on the MCPP over the past six weeks and particularly.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Hydropower supporting mini-grid development in Tanzania

 The 5MW Tulila Hydroelectric Plant in the Ruvuma region of Tanzania is helping to reduce dependence on diesel generators and providing valuable power to local rural communities. The plant is run by the Benedictine Sisters of St Agnes, who already operate a smaller plant, Lupilo (400kW), on the Ruvuma River.   Based on this experience, and thanks to a favourable regulatory framework for small, private renewable energy projects in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Tanzanian geothermal plans win climate funds investment

 The finance from Climate Investment Funds (CIF) will develop the Ngozi geothermal steam field in southwestern Tanzania and “ultimately showcase the technology’s broader potential in the country’s energy transformation”, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said.   The project is funded under CIF’s Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program (SREP). Tanzania will receive $5m as loan and $16.73m in grant resources.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

AfDB grants Tanzania to develop Ngozi geothermal steam field

 Tanzania received the fund through the bank’s Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Scaling-up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP). Under the programme, the country will receive a US$5mn loan and US$16.73mn grant from the AfDB to mitigate the high-risk nature of geothermal prospection and field development.   Tanzania has achieved significant economic and social progress for the past 20 years to be classified as one of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Redavia provides gold mine in Tanzania with more solar power

 Germany-based off-grid specialist Redavia GmbH announced that it has supplied another solar container for its off-grid PV project at the mining site of the Tanzanian gold producer Shanta Gold. Including this new addition, the installation has now reached 674 kW of capacity and consists of eight solar containers. The first “container solar plant” was deployed in 2014, the company said.   “We could already see.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Maasai Women Bring Clean Energy to Rural Villages in Kenya, Tanzania

 Beatrice Marpe is a women’s leader in the remote village of Tokoishi, about 100 kilometers south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The job of a Maasai women’s leader is usually to help solve marital issues, but Marpe, 55, has taken on a new role: solar ambassador.   Being a solar power advocate is about more than renewable energy for Marpe; it’s personal. Her husband died 11 years ago after being killed by.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Tanzania: Solar Power Now Reigns Supreme in Rural Areas

  Solar power revolution is happening in Tanzania with a new study indicating that more than half (65 per cent) of rural households that have access to electricity use solar.   The Energy Access Situation Report 2016 released earlier this week by the National Bureau of Statistics and the Rural Energy Agency shows that grid electricity is the second largest source of power in rural areas with 34.5 per cent of households.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania: Kinyerezi II to Be Completed By December - Project Leader

 By December this year, the ambitious Kinyerezi II power project will be providing about 30 to 240 megawatts of electricity to the national grid in attempts to further expand the country's power generation capacity.   The revelation was made over the weekend in Dar es Salaam by the project manager Steven Manda, when he addressed the press on the progress of the project.   He said every month, the Kinyerezi Phase II power plant.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania presses on with hydroelectric dam on vast game reserve

 Plans to build a huge hydroelectric dam in the heart of one of Africa’s largest remaining wild areas have dismayed conservationists who fear that the plans will cause irreversible damage to the Selous game reserve in Tanzania.   After many years of delays and false starts, last week the president of Tanzania, John Magufuli, announced that he would be going ahead with the Stiegler’s Gorge dam on the Rufiji river..... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania: Premier Stresses Govt's Power Generation Expansion Commitment

 Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has expressed government keenness to expand the county's power generation capacity by strengthening implementation of various energy projects.   The Premier said that the country is currently implementing various projects to improve power supply and upon its completion, the nation will have reliable and affordable power that guarantees operations of many factories.   Speaking in Dar es.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Solar power to treat water for 200 thousand refugees in Tanzania

 SolarWorld Americas Inc is providing 1.2 megawatts of high-performance solar panels to power the world's largest solar-powered, safe-water treatment project. The project's systems will serve more than 250,000 Congolese and Burundian people living in three refugee settlements in Western Tanzania.   The project is proceeding under the management of Water Mission and the funding of the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (Grundfos.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Solar Energy Powers Clean Water, Business Opportunities For Refugees In Tanzania

  Sadick Thenest remembers how his 8-year-old daughter had a narrow brush with death two years ago, when she contracted cholera after drinking contaminated water.   "She was so gaunt, weak and had terrible diarrhoea," said the refugee from Burundi. "A slight delay in rushing her to hospital would have meant something else - but with God's grace she survived."   The father of four, aged 35, is among.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017



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