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Rwanda: Energy Development Corporation Ltd requires power supplies

 The Energy Development Corporation Ltd is inviting sealed bids from interested bidders for the supply of various components to be used for the Scaling-up Energy Access Project.   The components include the following:   Supply and delivery of electric poles Supply and delivery of 30kV distribution transformers and overhead switch gears Supply and delivery of electronic pre-paid energy meters and required accessories Supply.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st September 2017

Rwanda: Renewed Drive to Increase Power Generation Capacity

 The Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) is promoting a diversified power generation strategy to ease access to electricity and increase the country's generation capacity, Emmanuel Kamanzi, the managing director, has said.   He was, on Wednesday, speaking during the launch of Mobisol's new solar TV that boasts of an inbuilt solar system that can enable lighting of at least one bulb, recharging of any device that uses a USB,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st September 2017

Rwanda achieves electricity connection milestone

 According to the Rwandan prime minister, Anastase Murekezi, government has over the last seven years made remarkable progress in connecting people to electricity.   Speaking in Parliament, Murekezi said the number of Rwandans connected to power has increased from 10.8% in 2010 to the current 34.5%, the New Times reported.   He said: "Currently, we have 208.36MWof hydro power and 98.68MW from solar, methane gas, peat and.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st September 2017

Rwanda: EDCL promotes diversified power generation strategy

 The Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) is calling for a diversified power generation strategy to ease access to electricity and increase the country's generation capacity.   This was highlighted by the company’s managing director, Emmanuel Kamanzi, who said diversifying power generation would ensure that more Rwandans access on-grid and off-grid power sources.   According to The New Times, Kamanzi was.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st September 2017

Renewed drive to increase power generation capacity

 The Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) is promoting a diversified power generation strategy to ease access to electricity and increase the country’s generation capacity, Emmanuel Kamanzi, the managing director, has said.   He was, on Wednesday, speaking during the launch of Mobisol’s new solar TV that boasts of an inbuilt solar system that can enable lighting of at least one bulb, recharging of any device that.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st September 2017

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



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