Tanzania to build US$2bn hydropower plant with Brazilian technology


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Tanzania is looking to build a US$2bn hydropower power plant. The 2100MW power plant will be located 200km of Dar es Salaam and will be constructed with Brazilian technology.

According to Aloyce Masanja, director-general of Tanzania’s state-run Rufiji Basin Development Authority, the plant once complete will be able to dispatch electricity at around US¢2/kWh and will help control flooding in the area as well as creating a 34bnm3 reservior to supply Dar es Salaam and other regions.

The current timetable calls for the feasibility study to be updated next year and for the first of three 700MW turbines to be installed in 2012. Full project completion is pencilled in for 2015.

The country has a power demand of around 900MW but currently produces less than 800MW. Demand is presently growing at around 10-15% a year and with only 14% of the population of 40m with grid access, there is every reason for this rate of growth to continue
 
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Mimi nimewachoka hawa watawala! mgao wa umeme ndo mikakati ya kufuja mali ya umma inaanza, inamaana hakuna wataalamu wanaoweza kupanga mipango ya muda mrefu TZ?

It is a shame to the Government!!!!
 

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Hydro Hydro Hydro alafu kwenye kiangazi itabidi tulete mvua kutoka thailand.

Tanzania should learn from past experince. With the world facing climate change Hydro power is not reliable.

I think Thermal generation inluding gas should be the way foward.

Anyway way sio mbaya
 

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Hydro Hydro Hydro alafu kwenye kiangazi itabidi tulete mvua kutoka thailand.
Tanzania should learn from past experince. With the world facing climate change Hydro power is not reliable.

I think Thermal generation including gas should be the way forward.

Anyway way sio mbaya

Gesi na geothermal tunazo za kutosha sana, nashangaa hatutaki kufikiri nje ya boksi kwamba tunaweza kuwa na umeme wa kutosheleza mahitaji yetu na kuzalisha ziada bila kutumia nguvu ya maji. Kazi ipo.
 

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By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania is planning with Brazil to build a power plant estimated to cost $2 billion that could transform east Africa's second largest economy into a net exporter of electricity, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Membe and other officials held talks with their Brazilian counterparts in Sao Paolo in September on the construction of the proposed 2,100 megawatt (MW) Stiegler's Gorge hydro-power station.

"The power plant to be constructed using Brazilian technology would generate excess power that could be exported to the east African and southern African power pools," Aloyce Masanja, director general of Tanzania's state-run Rufiji Basin Development Authority, told Reutes.

Masanja said the plant would be a source of cheap, abundant energy at a cost of around 2 U..S cents per kilowatt hour. It would help control flooding in the Rufiji area and create a reservoir with a total capacity of 34 billion cubic metres to supply the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and other regions.

Tanzania's chronic energy shortages have resulted in rolling power outages, undermining economic growth in the country.

The government is considering funding options for the project, including concessional loans, private investment or state financing,
Brazil will provide the technology to build the plant, and a government delegation from Brazil is expected in Dar es Salaam next month for further discussions on the project.

"The project would involve the installation of three giant underground turbines, each with the capacity of producing 700 megawatts of electricity," Masanja said in an interview.

Masanja said energy companies from Canada, the United States and Russia had also expressed interest to invest in a power plant at Stiegler's Gorge, located some 200 km southwest of Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.

The proposed site of the power plant is located inside The Selous, Africa's largest game reserve. An environmental impact assessment showed the project would not affect the wildlife at the area, he said.

A detailed feasibility on the project funded by the Norwegian government was carried out in the early 1980s, but the project has been on the back-burner since then due to government bureaucracy and lack of funds.

"If we start implementing it immediately, the feasibility study can be updated in 2011 and we can start installing the first turbine in 2012. By 2015, the project should be fully completed and we can start enjoying 2,100 megawatts of electricity," said Masanja.

Tanzania has energy demand close to 900 MW capacity, but produces less than 800 MW.

Only 14 percent of its 40 million people are hooked to the grid, while demand grows by 10 to 15 percent annually.

The state-run Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) has for the past 10 days been carrying out emergency power rationing countrywide following a drought and breakdowns at gas turbines that have eroded electricity supplies.
 

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By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania is planning with Brazil to build a power plant estimated to cost $2 billion that could transform east Africa's second largest economy into a net exporter of electricity, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Membe and other officials held talks with their Brazilian counterparts in Sao Paolo in September on the construction of the proposed 2,100 megawatt (MW) Stiegler's Gorge hydro-power station.

"The power plant to be constructed using Brazilian technology would generate excess power that could be exported to the east African and southern African power pools," Aloyce Masanja, director general of Tanzania's state-run Rufiji Basin Development Authority, told Reutes.

Masanja said the plant would be a source of cheap, abundant energy at a cost of around 2 U..S cents per kilowatt hour. It would help control flooding in the Rufiji area and create a reservoir with a total capacity of 34 billion cubic metres to supply the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and other regions.

Tanzania's chronic energy shortages have resulted in rolling power outages, undermining economic growth in the country.

The government is considering funding options for the project, including concessional loans, private investment or state financing,
Brazil will provide the technology to build the plant, and a government delegation from Brazil is expected in Dar es Salaam next month for further discussions on the project.

"The project would involve the installation of three giant underground turbines, each with the capacity of producing 700 megawatts of electricity," Masanja said in an interview.

Masanja said energy companies from Canada, the United States and Russia had also expressed interest to invest in a power plant at Stiegler's Gorge, located some 200 km southwest of Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.

The proposed site of the power plant is located inside The Selous, Africa's largest game reserve. An environmental impact assessment showed the project would not affect the wildlife at the area, he said.

A detailed feasibility on the project funded by the Norwegian government was carried out in the early 1980s, but the project has been on the back-burner since then due to government bureaucracy and lack of funds.

"If we start implementing it immediately, the feasibility study can be updated in 2011 and we can start installing the first turbine in 2012. By 2015, the project should be fully completed and we can start enjoying 2,100 megawatts of electricity," said Masanja.

Tanzania has energy demand close to 900 MW capacity, but produces less than 800 MW.

Only 14 percent of its 40 million people are hooked to the grid, while demand grows by 10 to 15 percent annually.

The state-run Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) has for the past 10 days been carrying out emergency power rationing countrywide following a drought and breakdowns at gas turbines that have eroded electricity supplies.
This is some encouraging news!!! Please continue to sign the petition here: TATIZO LA UMEME: TUPATIENI 'STIEGLERS GORGE' Petition
 

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Tutumie resources tulizo nazo kabla ya kukurupuka na mambo ya "Brazillian Techie thing".
Very shame watu wanamaliza university kwenda kugombania ajira badala ya kuumiza vichwa tupate umeme wa kutosha.
Brazillian Technologies.....very shame :redfaces:
 

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Gesi na geothermal tunazo za kutosha sana, nashangaa hatutaki kufikiri nje ya boksi kwamba tunaweza kuwa na umeme wa kutosheleza mahitaji yetu na kuzalisha ziada bila kutumia nguvu ya maji. Kazi ipo.
Wapi kuna geothermal za kutosha kupata umeme hapa Tz?
 

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