assignment involved Identification, Planning, Design and preparation of
pre investment and feasibility reports for a series of hydropower
plants in Kilimanjaro, Kigoma,
Ruvuma and Rukwa regions of United Republic of Tanzania. These regions with the
exception of Kilimanjaro are remote and are not yet electrified by the national
utilitity TANESCo owns and operates small diesel sets in the
last three of these regions to supply the regional capitals.
The supply situation is however not reliable due to constraints
on the installed capacity of diesel sets, fuel availability,
long distance fuel transportation, adverse operating conditions
and frequent outages of the diesel generating sets, some of
which have reached the end of their economic life.
The map shows the existing grid,
places with diesel sets and the areas assigned to SECSD in red.
Click these areas to see details of the projects.
OF TANZANIA WITH GRID AND PROJECT AREAS
The Terms of Reference
to SECSD included a comprehensive set of tasks involving planning, identification
and design of prospective schemes.
consultants had identified prospective sites for hydropower since 20
years in these regions which have good hydro potential.
The projects were not implemented due to high
costs and inability to secure financing.
These prospective schemes
could be classified under two categories. Those investigated upto
Feasibility stage come under category-1.
In such cases, Redesigned
layouts were proposed by SECSD where possible to reduce
costs. Sites investigated only upto a preliminary stage and which did not merit
further investigation were classified as category-2.
In such cases, alternative sites were selected such that they are viable and economical.
The revised planning by SECSD has many benefits
and it is possible to implement the schemes economically to serve the load demand for the
next two decades.
The assignment was executed in eight
phases and a series of four main reports
were developed supported by thirteen annexure volumes containing
hydrological and other data. The reports cover all aspects
which are required for a competitive bid.
The Terms of
Reference also included, a three week training component for the associated staff of
TANESCo with emphasis on the planning, design
aspects of the schemes as well as familiarization with CAD
Government of Sweden through IBRD financed the study which forms the mini hydro component of the World Bank’s
assistance program to Government of Tanzania. The findings are intended for the
benefit of Tanzania’s state owned electric power utility TANESCO which is
involved in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and is administered under the Ministry of Energy
and Minerals. To save time, chartered aircraft were used to cover the large
distance between Dar Es Salaam and some project areas.
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