Tanzania plans to increase electricity generation capacity

Jun 26, 2001 02:00 AM

Tanzania has planned a program to increase its electricity generation capacity, which stands at the current 863 MW from hydro and thermal sources, by about 1,800 MW from several sources, a senior official said. Deputy Minister for Energy and Minerals Ibrahim Msabaha told the National Assembly, which is in the budget session in central town of Dodoma, that the program includes Tegeta IPTL power plant which will generate 100 MW.

Other sources are Ubungo combustion turbine with 40 MW when completed in 2003, Ruhudji hydro with 358 MW in 2012, Rumakali hydro with 222 MW in 2018 and the combustion turbine-gas at Kinyerezi which will start with Mchuchuma coal will generate 820 MW in 2005.
Msabaha said that another source of power is the Zambia-Tanzania interconnector which will generate 330 MW when completed in 2005. He also said that his ministry has prepared to give directions in the investment and development of electric sector under least cost option.

Source: Xinhua
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