Sunday, April 3, 2011 Tanzania is looking to construct emergency power plants to supply 260 MW and has issued a tender for contractors. "A tender has already been announced to seek a contractor that will meet the required standards and come up with affordable costs," President Jakaya Kikwete said in a month-end national address televised on April 1. The state-owned Tanzania Electric Supply Co. (Tanesco) will attempt to add the power to the national grid by July. Most recently, the country's VP Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal called on energy experts to help Tanzania meet its domestic energy demand. Please see Experts Challenged by Tanzania's VP.