Tanzania Set To Ramp up Capacity from 1602MW to 10000MW by 2025

Tanzania’s deputy energy minister Subira Mgalu told Parliament on Tuesday that the country aims to have six times its current power generation capacity by 2025 through investment in thermal and renewable energy.

Reuters reported that the country boasts reserves of over 57-trillion cubic feet of natural gas, but faces periodic power shortages.

Mgalu said: “Implementation of various power generation projects will increase the capacity of our national power grid from 1,602MW presently to 10,000MW by 2025.” Read more

Last month, the 300MW Miombo Hewani wind project was announced, which once completed will generate enough to power a million people, mainly in the city of Makambako. Read more

In addition, the first scaling phase of 11 new mini-grids are currently being constructed to bring 24/7 electricity supply to a population of more than 80,000 people.

Reuters added that the government awarded a tender in 2018 to a joint venture of Egyptian companies, to build a $3 billion hydroelectric plant at Stiegler’s Gorge that will produce 2,100MW upon completion in three years’ time. Read more

Author: Ashely Theron

This article was originally published on ESI Africa and is republished with permission with minor editorial changes.

 

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