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Tanzania: Tanesco Pleads for Kinyerezi Fund

 Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) has pleaded with the government to release funds on time for the implementation of Kinyererzi I gas-powered power project whose construction is behind schedule.   Tanesco Director General Dr Tito Mwinuka said only $59 million (Sh132 billion) out of $189 million (Sh422 billion), which is needed for the implementation of the extension of the project has been released so.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania plans to import 400 Megawatt of electricity from Ethiopia

 Tanzania plans to import 400 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Ethiopia to power its industrial drive, Tanzanian President John Magufuli said.   Despite reserves of over 57 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas, Tanzania faces chronic power shortages due its reliance on hydro-power dams in a drought-prone region, for about a third of its' 1,570 MW of installed capacity.   Magufuli said at a joint news conference with.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania: 80mw Power Project to Benefit Three Countries

 OVER 7,000 households in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are set to benefit from 80 megawatts of electricity from the Rusumo Falls hydro-electric project along Kagera River whose ground-breaking ceremony is set for today.   Tanzania's Minister for Energy and Minerals, Prof Sospeter Muhongo and his Rwanda and Burundian counterparts are expected to grace the ground-breaking event scheduled at the Tanzania-Rwanda border. Each partner.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Edenville Energy to proceed with Rukwa coal to power project in Tanzania

 n early 2017 a new Power Master Plan Update was released by the Government of Tanzania that included the Edenville Energy project.   This plan is now being progressively rolled out by the government of Tanzania to provide further power generation and transmission for the country over the long term up to 2040.   The project has already had a feasibility study carried out in 2015 for a 120 MW power generation facility and the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania: ministry issues power system master plan

 The Tanzanian energy ministry has issued its Power System Master Plan (PSMP 2016–2040), mapping out how much will be required in investments to balance the sector.   On Monday, the ministry released its power roadmap, which stated that 70% of capital spending would be financed by debt and the rest by the government's own resources, the Standard reported.   "The financing requirement to implement the PSMP.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

How off-grid renewables could power Tanzania's growth

 The East African country of Tanzania faces a serious electrification challenge. Only 2 percent (PDF) of rural households have access to electricity, and most of the rural population relies on expensive, hazardous and low-quality fuels such as kerosene for lighting and charcoal for cooking.   Access to electricity and other modern energy services is fundamental to human well-being and to a country’s social and economic.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania to open renewable energy technology training centre

 The director of the Innovative Technology and Energy Centre (ITEC), Dr Herb Rhee, has announced plans to open a training centre for renewable energy technology in Arusha, Tanzania.   According to local media, Tanzania Standard, Dr Rhee said the renewable energy technology centre will open doors in August this year, and will have the capacity to train 1,000 students per year.   Renewable energy technology training.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania lays out big investments in power generation

 A spate of recent agreements is expected to raise access to electricity to 75% of the population by 2035 as part of the government’s Power System Master Plan. According to official estimates, about 40% of the country’s 47m people had access to electricity in 2016.   To achieve these aims in the medium term will require an increase in installed capacity from 1.6 GW in 2014 to 10 GW by 2025, as well as an expansion of.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Solar power dominates rural Tanzania, says report

 The report, 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% of households connected, while solar is leading by nearly 65%.   "The results show that solar power is the dominant electricity source in rural areas as 64.8% of the rural households were using electricity generated from solar power..... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania to benefit from AfDB renewable energy investment

 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced plans to invest $870,000 in Tanzania's Rural Energy Agency (REA) through its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) trust fund.   ITWEB Africa reports that the money will be used to structure the Renewable Energy Investment Facility (REIF), to provide affordable finance to private sector clean energy projects involved in energy access to rural communities in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania hopes to triple its power generation output by 2020

Tanzania has abundant energy resources such as hydro, natural gas, coal, uranium, wind, geothermal, biomass, solar, tidal and waves and the demand is equally high. So this demand is attracting suppliers to tap this market and expand to an ever so growing market, with the help of the 03rd Power and Energy Tanzania Exhibition it will make it easier for companies around the world to do so. According to new reforms The African Development Bank.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th June 2017

Rwanda: Govt Focusing on Off Grid Solutions to Boost Energy Efficiency

The government is set to prioritise off-grid energy solutions such as solar energy and mini-power plants, reduce energy losses, as well as consider using natural gas instead of diesel in energy generating systems to ensure efficiency.   According to the Minister for Infrastructure, James Musoni, the development is in line with the country's target to generate 563 megawatts and enable 70 per cent of Rwandan households to access electricity.... Read more »

Posted on : Sunday , 14th May 2017



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