Tanzania has announced plans to add close to 6,000MW of renewable power to its national grid.
Tanzania is already on course to sign an agreement with Equinor and Exxon Mobil to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant worth $30 billion, by the end of May.
Further, the country’s 2,100MW Julius Nyerere Hydropower Project is nearing completion, with the Ruhudji and Rumakali hydropower projects also set to begin production of 358MW and 222MW, respectively.
As of 2021, Tanzania had a total electricity supply of just over 1,605 MW.
If successful, the 6,000MW green energy generation roadmap will make the country one of Africa’s top renewable power-generating countries after South Africa and Morocco.
ESI Africa ranking show that as of May 2021, South Africa had a total of 58,095MW electricity installed capacity out of which 6,065 MW was clean energy. Morocco, on the other hand, plans to have 8,000 MW of installed renewable energy by 2030. According to GlobalData, the country’s had 4,300 MW of installed renewable energy in 2021.
Tanzania had previously planned to expand production installed capacity to 4,700 MW by 2025 and 7,400 MW by 2035 and to provide electricity to at least 75% of the population by 2033.