Tanzania to Generate 7mw for Mafia Island

Posted on :Monday , 11th June 2018

 The Tanzanian government has finished two preliminary studies to connect electricity to Mafia Island in the Indian Ocean through submarine cable and generate 7 megawatts through thermal, solar, and wind sources.

 
Ms. Subira Mgalu, Deputy Minister for Energy told the National Assembly that the hybrid power was comparatively cheaper than other sources.
 
"The hybrid sources will add 7MW. The project will start in June of this year and will complete in seven months. The French Development Bank (AFD) has shown interest to sponsor it," she said.
 
Mafia has an only 3.8MW supply of electricity with .5MW owned by a private company, Ng'ombeni and 2.18MW being owned by the national power utility.
 
Ms. Mgalu was responding to a question asked by Mr. Baraka Dau who wanted to know when the government would connect the island with power from Nyamisati in the coast through submarine cables.
 

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