Tanzania aims to generate 6000MW of renewable energy by 2025 as Tanzania seeks to fast forward the diversification of the energy mix to ensure energy security.
The 6000MW renewable energy milestone will involve various sources, including hydropower, solar and wind. President Samia made that revelation on her US tour in April 2022.
The achievement of 6000MW in 2025 does not seem so far as the government has been relentlessly implementing various renewable projects in different parts of the country.
The 150MW solar power plant will be constructed in Kishapu District, Shinyanga Region, whose plant will be injected into the National Grid system in November this year.
The project costs Tsh 296bn/- and is expected to be completed in 2023. However, the project will be implemented in two phases. Whereas the first phase is the construction of a 50MW plant going in tandem with the grid modernization to enable carrying the renewable energy load.
The second phase will involve the expansion of the plant by generating an additional 100MW.
According to the minister for energy Hon. January Makamba, the process to get the contractor has already begun, and solar three capable firms have been picked and by the end of this month, the final contractor will be known.
Speaking of the project, Hon. Makamba said the project in Kishapu will transform Kishapu District and, for the first time in Tanzania’s history, solar power will be injected into the national grid system, and Kishapu will be a source of tha solar power and will be imprinted on the World map, covering more than 1,000 hectares of land.
However, regarding the compensation to the people whose land will be taken up for the project’s construction, he directed TANESCO to ensure transparency, including the amount of payment to avoid complaints.