Tanzania is preparing to launch geothermal energy projects near several lakes in the Mbeya region. The government is working with the country’s electric supply company to see through the progress of the construction works.
For the project, a geothermal power generator will be built at Lake Ngozi that is expected to produce 200MW of power from geothermal energy resources by 2025. Lake Ngozi is not the only suitable location for such projects. Experts have pointed out 50 areas that are considered to have potential for geothermal development.
According to African Investor, the project will be the first of its kind in the country. It is set to play a key role in dealing with the power problems in the country that relies heavily on hydro-power and gas. Currently, only 24% of the Tanzania population have access to electricity, while demand from consumers and businesses is growing by 10 to 15 percent every year.
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