Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tanzania: Plans for 200 MW of Geothermal Energy by 2025

Tanzania: New Project to Add 200 MW (

The Tanzanian government plans to start exploiting geothermal power at Lake Ngozi in Mbeya in the next fiscal year.

The generation will alleviate electricity shortages in Tanzania, which heavily relies on hydropower and lately gas.

The manager planning and projects for the Tanzania Geothermal Development Company, Mr Shakiru Kajungus, told The Citizen a renewable energy forum that feasibility studies in Songwe, Mbaka Kiejo and Ngozi had been completed.

According to Mr Kajungus, 200 MW of geothermal energy are expected to be generated by 2025. He said the government was working with foreign development partners to get more funds for the project.

Tanzania has 50 areas potential for generating 5,000 MW of geothermal power.