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No power rationing coming

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Tue, Jul 24th, 2012

    Tanzania |


    The government has ruled out power rationing, saying that strategies are in place to ensure that the nation does not go back to power crisis.


    The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Mr Eliakim Maswi, told a news conference that the government will utilize water, natural gas and oil to ensure enough electricity is generated.


    "We want to assure the public that there will be no power rationing, the government has plans to ensure that there is power from July to December, without any rationing," he explained.


    Mr Maswi noted that the country has the capacity to produce 1,375.5MW, however, the available capacity is 873.


    The actual demand of electricity in the country is estimated to be between 650 MW and 720 MW, noting that the country has never gone beyond the 720MW. He explained that using water, natural gas and oil, the government plans to produce a total of 720 MW to cover the demands of electricity in the country.


    He explained that turbines using water to produce electricity will produce a total average of 132 MW, with Mtera producing 22MW, Kidatu 54MW, Kihansi 60MW, Nyumba ya Mungu 3MW, Hale 3MW and New Pangani Falls 9MW.


    Using natural gas, a total average of 348MW, noting that Songas will produce 180, Ubungo Gas Plant -I will produce 77MW, Tegeta Gas Plant 41MW and Ubungo Gas Plant II 50MW. While using Oil, a total average of 240MW will be produced with Independent Power
    Tanzania Limited (IPTL) producing 100MW, Symbion Dodoma 40MW, Symbion Arusha 40MW and Symbion Ubungo (Jet A1) 60MW.


    The Permanent Secretary said reports in several local media are misleading the public by reporting that soon the nation will go into darkness due to a looming power crisis. "This is not true at all, we have plans that will ensure we do not go into darkness, like some of these local media have been reporting," he stated.


    The permanent secretary noted that while waiting for the 408bn/- loan to be made available to the
    Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) from a consortium of banks, that government has been availing the electricity company with financial support in form of a subsidy totalling 222.4bn/- and a recent 25bn/- to ensure enough fuel is available for generation of electricity.


    Meanwhile, Mr Maswi has defended the government's stand in awarding PUMA Energy (T) Ltd, formerly BP (T) Limited the tender to supply IPTL with Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) to generate electricity. Mr Maswi noted that some local media carried reports accusing the Permanent Secretary for favouring PUMA Energy (T) Ltd in awarding the tender.


    All legal procurement requirement and procedures were adhered to, he explained, adding that PUMA Energy (T) Ltd had the lower price per metric tonne compared to its competitor Oryx. The Permanent Secretary noted that a letter from Registration, Insolvent and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) supervising IPTL which is under liquidation, listed six possible companies that would supply the Heavy fuel to IPTL.


    "The list had only two possible oil companies that met all the requirement, however PUMA Energy which was PB by then, had the lowest price compared to the other, which was Oryx," explained Mr Maswi. According to him, Oryx has a stock of about 6,000 tonnes and could supply the heavy fuel on credit provided they get a guarantee letter, at a price of US 1,069.30 dollars (about 1.7m/-) per tonne.


    While PUMA Energy, had a stock of 9,000 tonnes of heavy fuel and could also supply on credit provided they get a guarantee letter at a prices of US 901.02 dollars (about to 1.4m/-) per tonne.


    "It is obvious that we would go with the one with the lower price, and given that the government has a 50 per cent share in PUMA Energy is another advantage," he added, stressing that there was no favouritism in awarding the tender.


    By ROSE ATHUMANI,
    Tanzania Daily News







     
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    You See; No Power Rationing!!! They should have let go Hon. Ngeleja and Tanesco GM; long time ago...

    Tungekuwa na Umeme toka mbali... Hawa walikuwa wanaturubuni, kuhujumu Mafuta kujishibisha...
     
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    Mkuu hizo zilizoelezewa hapo ni uwezo wa mitambo kuzalisha. Lakini mitambo mingi katika hiyo haitaweza kuzalisha kwa sababu nyingi lakini kubwa ni kukesekana kwa nishati ya kuzalishia. Kwa nini nishati ya kuzalishia inakosekana..!? hiyo ni ishu nyingine sasa. Mgawo utakuwepo tu!
     
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    Tusubiri tuone kama kweli wanasema Ukweli
     
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