“Tanzania’s National Strategy for Poverty Reduction and Growth has identified limited power generation capacity and poor electricity access as the most critical issue for development,” said Mr. Bhargava. “Energy generation from the solar plant will not only electrify an estimated 210,000 households, but also act as a catalyst to attract other commercial enterprises by providing reliable, plentiful and cheaper electricity.”
The feasibility study will be undertaken by U.S. engineering and technical consulting company Clean Energy Consulting & Education, LCC (Phoenix, Ariz.). The project builds upon the Agency’s previous collaboration with NextGen Solawazi, including the provision of an Owner’s Engineer who is supporting efforts to build a 5-MW solar plant in Kigoma, Tanzania. Both of these projects advance the goals of Power Africa, a U.S. government-led initiative to add cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity across the sub-continent.
Source: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)