Africa has had its share of renewables in the last few years with the invention of wind farms and the installation of solar panels. Additionally, various sponsored organizations have traveled to Africa to support the growth of renewable energy and financed different projects to boost the national power grid. Tanzania has currently received aid from an international organization in building a wind farm. The 2.4-MW wind station would have the electricity protection required for consumers in the increasingly developing Rift Valley Electricity group’s growing commercial, regional grid system. The triple turbine of this plant have reportedly landed at the Mwenga work site in the Iringa district in Tanzania and will be built and tested by mid-May.
The 4 MW hydropower facility, which was functional from 2012, is presently the primary power source of the local grid system and is Tanzania’s first commercial extensive domestic network. In 32 villages, the facility supplies safe, grid-quality power to 4,500 houses and enterprises, including resource-intensive end consumers, such as tea manufacturing companies and mills. Furthermore, excess electricity is provided through a power procurement deal to TANESCO.
The proposed extension of the regional network would be supported by the current wind plant, which in the coming two years is projected to link yet another 1,500 consumers with the various outgoings of the hydroelectric power plant because of the area’s rainy period. The market strategy driving hybrid technologies reflects the region’s creative energy approach, as they are driven by the corporate industry and incorporate a wide variety of power sources and alternatives, such as the country’s energy market.
“Rift Valley’s supplement of its current hydropower station with a wind plant is a brilliant development that will significantly enhance the efficiency and sustainability of its local grid. The move will transform dozens of households and companies in Tanzania already,” stated Geoff Sinclair, Chief Executive of Camco Renewable Energy, the REPP development company. “The project’s progress would illustrate strongly in other nations and offer a reproducible approach to complicated energy supply challenges anywhere in Africa.”
The REPP plant was essential to the completion of the fiscal framework for the plan by Michael Gratwicke, executive manager of Rift Valley Electricity. He added that the organization offers the plant with threat management to better handle the expected accelerated growth of related emerging demand for rural delivery. Currently, the venture has generated over 50 seasonal workers through planning and would generate six regular employment for the local region.