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Is this windenergy project existing or was a hoax?

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by Geza Ulole, Feb 10, 2011.

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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    Wind of change blows in Tanzania



    By Daniel Dickinson
    BBC News, Singida, central Tanzania
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    [​IMG] They have seen the future - but will it work?

    A group of villagers gather at the local bicycle repair shop at Njiapanda, a dusty roadside hamlet on the rift valley in Singida region in central Tanzania, to marvel at magazine pictures of massive electricity-generating wind turbines. They have never seen anything like this before and are clearly impressed.
    They will soon find out exactly what the turbines are like. In a matter of months, 24 of these 100m-plus-high power generators will be erected next to their homes, as part of the first commercial wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa.
    This is one of the poorest parts of Tanzania. There is little agriculture, no industry, but one thing there is plenty of is wind.
    It is an untapped resource, but one which could hold the key to providing much-needed electricity to central and northern Tanzania and kick-starting the development of the region.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] The people of Singida are expecting a lot of this project [​IMG]


    Regional Commissioner Parseko Kone


    The 24 turbines, which should be in operation within 18 months, will generate 50 megawatts (MW) of power, almost 10% of Tanzania's current power needs.
    The company behind the $113m project is Wind East Africa. "It's important that Tanzania diversifies its power sources," says project manager Mike Case.
    "The country is very reliant on hydro-electric power, which means in times of drought, there is a power deficit. Oil-generated power is very expensive, so wind power offers a cheaper and more reliable alternative."
    Fewer blackouts
    The demand for power in Tanzania is growing by more than 50 MW a year, fuelled partly by an expansion of gold and nickel mining in the north of the country.
    At present, electricity is sourced from power plants more than 1000km away. The wind farm at Njiapanda will mean that power-hungry industries will soon be provided with electricity generated locally.

    [​IMG] Electricity bills are unlikely to be reduced

    The wind farm will benefit the local economy, providing jobs during the construction phase and a handful of jobs when it is up and running.
    Regional Commissioner Parseko Kone is also hoping the rest of his impoverished region will profit.
    "The people of Singida are expecting a lot of this project," he says.
    "They're hoping it will help to develop our economy and because wind is free, they're also expecting cheaper electricity tariffs."
    It is unlikely that tariffs will come down, as electricity is already heavily subsidised, but it does mean that Tanzanians can expect fewer power blackouts.
    Power play
    Wind power on a commercial scale is unknown in sub-Saharan Africa, despite the existence of constantly blowing and consistently strong winds, especially along the top of the rift valley, the mountain plateau which runs through East Africa from Ethiopia to Malawi and Mozambique.
    In Europe, the industry is well developed. Germany, the European leader in terms of generation, produces more than three gigawatts of power (3000 MW) from wind turbines. The target in many European countries is to have 50% of all power generated by wind.

    [​IMG] Wind is plentiful but under-exploited in central Tanzania

    Africa is now set to benefit from the progress made in Europe. The equipment is becoming cheaper, as well as more robust.
    According to wind expert Dr Ladislaus Lwambuka, from the University of Dar es Salaam, Africa is now ready for wind power on a commercial scale.
    "If the Wind East Africa project is a success, then it could lead to more wind farms, not just in Tanzania but in the rest of Africa, particularly along the rift valley, where we know the winds are strong."
    There are already plans, if the first phase of the project goes well, to double the number of wind turbines and increase Wind East Africa's output to up to 100 MW.
    The people of Njiapanda and the surrounding dusty plateau may not know it now, but this small part of the rift valley will, by then, be the epicentre of wind power in sub-Saharan Africa.

    BBC NEWS | Business | Wind of change blows in Tanzania

    Any idea if this project is existing?
     
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    newmzalendo JF-Expert Member

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    its time mafundi bicycle wa singida wajifunze kutengeneza na kuservice wind turbines ndogo za domestic.then kila nyumba kumi zinakuwa na turbine moja. greath thinkers mnalionaje hilo
     
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    That is great project!! nchi nyingi saizi zinawekeza kwenye hii resource ya bure "wind energy". All we need to do is to have our own work forces and train more people to work on the projects. Mwisho wa siku tutatengeneza wind turbines zetu za kisasa ingawa zipo kibao ambazo ni local lakini bei zake ndo noma.
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    naombeni kujua kama huu mradi upo au hapana?
     
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    Mzalendo huu mradi upo kweli singida au longlongo mimi nilikuwa singida miezi miwili iliyopita nasikuskia tarikamhii je inaukweli ndaniyake
     
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    Mkuu hivi zina patikana wapi hapa bongo na unasema beizake ni moto kama kiasigani mkuu tujuze
     
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    wind turbine zipo ubungo external,pembeni ya EPZA kuna local fundi anatengeneza ila bei zinaanzia 2millioni.kwa mtazamo wangu ni ghali.
    huu mradi wa singida ni mzuri ila umezungukwa na SIASA chafu za richmond and dowans.kwanni lengo ni kuuza umeme kwa tanesco.na inasemekana Mh.Mwakeyembe ana intrest ktk hili(nilisoma ktk Rai)
     
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    kasopa JF-Expert Member

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    Nashukuru mkuu Nmzalendo kwa kunifahamish
     
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    The project is there. The goverment owns 51 % of shares and the project is to be completed by end of this year and is being funded by a group of South Korean investors.

    Nyirambas and Nyaturus, et al, now have something to be proud of.
     
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    kibananhukhu JF-Expert Member

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    Wind of change blows in Tanzania

    Nimesoma pia taarifa kuwa, makambako patajengwa mradi wa umeme wa upepo ambao utazalisha MG. 100 za umeme. Gharama yake ni takribani dola za kimarekani Mil. 150,000/=. Singida mpango ni kuzalisha MG 50 Kwa gharama ya karibu Mil. 180,000/=.

    Taarifa zinasema makambako ina nguvu ya upepo mara ishirini ya kiwango kinachotakiwa kwa kawaida kuzalisha umeme.

    Nimechunguza pia wajerumani wana technologia ya kuzalisha umeme na mtambo wa kuzalisha MG. 10 ni dollar mil 1. Hivyo MG 100 Utahitaji dola mil 100.

    Ingelikuwa siyo lazima kuwauzia umeme TANESCO, Bei ya umeme tanzania ingeliweza kuwa ni ndogo kuliko nchi yeyote Afrika. Kwa wale wataalaam wanaweza kuja na mawazo mazuri zaidi.
     
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    Mradi huu upo, I think its australians and some TZ as joint venture, and if this generate 100mw to the grid it will be a relief,
    TANESCO needs to strenghten the transmission line to be able to carry that load
     
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    Nsiande JF-Expert Member

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    Bei ya umeme among other things is determined by cost of generation...kwamfano hiyo megawatt 50 ikawa inazalishwa and at the same time TANESCO imeshacommission Ruhudji 300MW ambayo ni hydro na ni relatively cheaper to operate

    Coz hydro is the cheapest, then gas then wind..now investor hatakubali kuburn hizo investment zake na ndio inaleta high capacity charge, kwavile hajakuuzia umeme na ameinvest billions in ur country then u gat to pay for the investment being idle..hence high umeme cost!

    Kwasababu kiuhandisi, kama hydro ziko on full capacity u only need gas to strengthen the load..na kupata voltage nzuri...so hiyo wind yaweza isiwashwe..

    Soln ni govt kuwekeza sana kwenye hii sector ili shirika lisiwe burdened na capacity charge na mikataba mibovu
     
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