Friday, May 18, 2012


Local Residents to Benefit From Geothermal Power (

Location of Mbeya in Tanzania. (Courtesy Google Maps)
Some 10,000 Mbeya residents are set to benefit from the 1.6 Megawatts of thermal power that Geothermal Power Tanzania (GPT) plans to generate in the next six months to support government rural electrification efforts.

GPA Chairman Graeme Robertson told reporters in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday that villages in the highlands of Tukuyu district that surround the project will be the first beneficiaries of the rural electrification.

"The renewable and environmental friendly geothermal energy will have great impact on the regional development by providing clean electricity," he said, noting that the main target will be the geothermal reservoir at the Ngozi volcano that could generate about 100 MW of electricity.