TERMS OF REFERENCE AND MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
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(1)  Though most of the other regions face similar problems with respect to the isolated grids, the scope of the study was confined to the Kilimanjaro, Kigoma, Rukwa and Ruvuma  regions by World Bank and TANESCo with the primary objective of the studyr being identification of economical and reliable alternatives for meeting the growing electric power demand in these four regions of Tanzania. Various other objectives addressed included the following.

(2)  Critical study and evaluation of the existing proposals and reports prepared by other consultants for development of mini hydro in these regions and addressing the issues which have not led to their implementation till date.


(3)  Development of criteria for Identification of new prospective mini hydropower sites for electrification in the regions 

(4)  Identification of prospective mini hydro sites to cater to the present and future electric power demands of small scale industries, towns and villages in the districts of the region. (5) Development of a comprehensive pre-investment report for these prospective schemes. This was to be preceded by development of pre-reconnaissance, reconnaissance, draft pre-investment reports.

(6)  Training of counterpart from Field Services Unit of TANESCo in identification of prospective sites and computerized approach.

(7)  Addressing the possibility of involving private entrepreneurs to build and develop some of the new schemes which are identified. This also called for design of schemes such that the economics are very attractive so that the projects could be funded on non-recourse basis and provide assured return on equity.

 

(8)  The above requires that the project design should be simple, economical and easy to implement without cost overuns. The basic project configuration is fixed and the preliminary project design and configuration are fixed to a sufficient detail so that IPPs get a clear background and will be able to concentrate on other aspects such as power purchase agreements, financial and commercial issues, licensing issues and risk analysis. This approach wherby the project configuration is pre defined will reduce the time spent by IPPs on design which in the case of hydro projects normally takes a long period and imposes a financial burden which IPPs may not be ready to bear.
(9)  Development of a comprehensive pre investment report for each region with chapters on 
(a) Executive Summary (i) Civil works
(b) Overview of the Region (j) Electromechanical Equipment
(c) Review of Previous proposals (k) Electrical works
(d) Revised proposals by SECSD (l) Implementation cost
(e) Topgraphic features and surveys (m) Economic and financial analysis
(f) Geology (n) Implementation aspects
(g) Hydrology (o) Conclusions and Recommendations.
(h) Power and Energy Studies

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