Energy infrastructure in Tanzania to improve

26 January 2011

Tanzania can expect its energy infrastructure to improve dramatically once a wind farm project has been completed.

It will be the second biggest scheme of its kind in east Africa - creating 100MW - and will be located in Makambako in the newly-created Njombe region, East African Business week reports.

Three partners are involved in the construction process. Sino Tan Renewable Energy has a 36 per cent share in the agreement and Alex Lema, chairman and founder of the organisation, is looking forward to finishing it.

"Wind power is reliable and less expensive when compared to hydro sources," he added, while noting the opportunity being put forward is a "big blessing" for the nation.

A prefeasibility study has found Makambako is located in a wind belt and so it is a good site for the development.

The European Investment Bank recently gave Tanzania a loan worth $135 million (£87 million) to help boost the country's energy infrastructure.

Category: Energy

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