Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tanzania: Government Helps Fund 200 MW Lake Ngozi Geothermal Power Project

Tanzania allocates US $8.7m for Lake Ngozi geothermal project (Construction Review Online)

The government of Tanzania has set aside US $8.7m in the 2018/ 2019 fiscal year for the Lake Ngozi geothermal project in Mbeya region.

The chairman of the Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC), Beatus Segeja confirmed the reports during his visit in Lake Ngozi and said the government was in collaboration with the country’s electric supply company to see through the progress of the construction works.

The first geothermal project in the country is expected to produce 200 MW of power from geothermal energy resources by 2025. Currently, there are 50 areas that are considered to have potential for geothermal development.

The [resource] temperature is not less than 230 centigrade with a PPM 1450 chloride making it suitable for the project. According to Mr. Segeja, TGDC will drill three wells [at] Lake Ngozi that would be later connected to the main grid.