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Tanzania's Energy Crisis: Two Things!

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by MwanaHaki, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. MwanaHaki

    MwanaHaki JF-Expert Member

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    There are always two sides to any story; the pro and the con.

    Our energy crisis has a pro and a con side as well.

    Pro: It benefits those who stand to benefit, therefore, it's MAN MADE!

    Con: If someone was to find a "way out" they would be shoved off... they are not wanted. (Watu watakula wapi?)


    Way out?

    Please read story below and comment infinitely... let's TALK and DO something about this crisis! Wenzetu WANAFANYA, sisi TUNAKALIA POLITIKI!

    > Mwana wa Haki


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    EDP Renewables Brazil Builds a 70 MW Wind Farm in Rio Grande do Sul

    PR Newswire

    SAO PAULO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- EDP Renewables, an EDP Group company, announces that the ground-breaking ceremony of its third wind farm in Brazil, based in Tramandai, Rio Grande do Sul took place today, Wednesday 24th March at 10 am.

    The Tramandai Wind Farm has a installed capacity of 70 MW and an estimated production of 211,437 MWh per year, enough to supply a city of 200,000 inhabitants.

    When the project is completed, which is expected to be at the end of this year, the company will have a wind power generation capacity of 84 MW, 13.8 MW of which corresponds to two already-operational parks in Santa Catarina. With all production fully contracted within the Brazilian Government's PROINFA renewable energy incentive programme, the Tramandai project will comprise 31 wind turbines (from 1.9 to 2.3 MW) with 98-metre towers and 40-metre blades, reaching a total height of 138 metres, equivalent to a 50-storey building. To give an idea of its scope, a single 2.3 MW wind turbine produces 3 to 5 million kWh per year of clean energy - the amount consumed by 1,600 homes or 6,400 people.

    The Tramandai Wind Farm strengthens EDP Group's firm, strategic commitment to wind power and responds to Brazilian parent company's need for clean energy to complement its hydro-electric and thermal energy production. As Brazil's economy grows the country will need new alternative energy sources. As well as being environmentally friendly, renewable energies allow for a considerable reduction of Brazil's dependency on foreign energy.

    For this purpose, EDP Group can contribute its global experience through EDP Renewables, the world's third largest wind power producer.

    Located in the south of the city of Tramandai in an area of 832 hectares, the wind farm should generate almost 1,000 jobs during peak construction periods, when the access roads, foundations, towers, sub-station and transmission lines are built.

    EDP Renewables was awarded the license to build the wind farm in January this year by the Brazilian Government's State Foundation of Environmental Protection (Fepam). After a two-year process, the company has now obtained the required regulatory permits, including provisions for the protection and control of migrating birds and the preservation of native flora and fauna.

    EDP Renewables Brazil - which is focused on wind power generation in Brazil - is owned by EDP Renewables (55%) and EDP Energias Do Brasil (45%).

    About EDP Renovaveis
    EDP Renovaveis (Euronext: EDPR), headquartered in Oviedo, Spain, is a global leader in the renewable energy sector that designs, develops, manages and operates power plants that generate electricity using renewable energy sources. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years. Energias de Portugal, S.A. ("EDP"), the majority shareholder of EDPR, is a vertically-integrated utility company, headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal. Through its various constituent businesses, EDP holds significant electricity and gas operations in Europe, Brazil and the United States. For more information, visit Home Page - EDP Renováveis.

    Web Site: http://www.edprenovaveis.com
     
  2. Not_Yet_Uhuru

    Not_Yet_Uhuru JF-Expert Member

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    The president himself is unconcious with the effects of power cuts. He is not 'in the same page'! Thus Tanesco seems to him as if 'has no problem'. The cry is 'only on the street' and not 'up to him'. He together with 'his flock' are not the class or persons of the street which we feel to belong.
    Thats why no substitute to Tanesco, no solution to power inefficiency we have faced for some countless decades, and no one cares.
    May be they see that 'we need a new Richmond' and not a Powerful Wind Plant you are talking about...!

    We better 'think outside the box now'. Tanesco is 'their baby', untouchable, and it keeps their folks cash spins now and then.

    Only God will care 4 us - the day and night struggling Tanzanians and not this unconcious rulling class.
     
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