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18 Marzo 2019

Tanzania

TANZANIA- NJOMBE REGION SET TO GENERATE WIND-POWER

The country first wind powered electricity is expected to be set inMakambako in Njombe Region and the project development,spearhead by Windlab Development Tanzania, is progressing well.The project, Miombo Hewani Wind Farm, is a planned 300 megawattsin wind-powered power station in three phases of 100MW each. Theproject phase one set to serve over one million residents ofMakambako Township.Windlab Developments Tanzania, Managing Director, KatherinePersson, said that the project lifespan once completed is 25 to 30years."We work to ensure that local communities from the villages ofIgomba, Isimike and Itengelo benefit from this project," Ms. Perssonsaid in an interview over the weekend.According to Ms. Persson, Miombo Hewani has been approved to setup wind turbine in the area and the first phase investment is projectedat 250 million US dollars and will take 12 to 18 months to implement."To generate the first 100MW one needs up to 34 wind turbines as wellas electrical infrastructure connecting the wind farm to the nationalelectricity grid at the Makambako Substations," Persson said.Mid last year, Windlab was issued an environmental and social impactassessment certificate for the project near Makambako located at thejunction of Njombe, Iringa and Mbeya regions.Once all phases are complete, the facility will have a capacity ofgenerating enough power to light some three million households,based on current per capita usage.The power produced at Miombo Hewani will be sold to TANESCO ataffordable rate, according to Windlab. "The Miombo Hewani project willhave a large stake from 10 million US dollars," said Ms. Persson. (ICE ADDIS ABEBA)


Fonte notizia: Daily News