Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tanzania: Drilling for Lake Ngozi Geothermal Project to Start Next Year

Tanzania Geothermal Development Company To Start Construction Of Power Plants By June 2016 (Tanzania Invest)

The Tanzanian Minister of Energy and Minerals, Prof. Sospeter Muhongo, has recently committed the Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC) to start with drilling activities in the Lake Ngozi area in the Mbeya region in southern Tanzania by June, 2016, to set the basis for the construction of power plants for geothermal generation.

According to TGDC, Tanzania has a geothermal electricity generation potential up to 5,000 MW thanks to its strategic position between the eastern and western arms of the East African Rift Valley, which has given Tanzania the third largest geothermal resources in Africa following Kenya and Ethiopia with approximately 10,000 MW.

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