Gas Rich Tanzania to Start Power Exports in 2015
From Gulf Times
Tanzania, which has made big natural gas discoveries, plans to start power exports to its energy-starved east African neighbours in 2015 after the completion of a gas pipeline, according to a Reuters report.
East Africa’s second-biggest economy said the pipeline, funded by a $1.2bn Chinese loan, would be completed by December 2014 enabling the country to double its power generation capacity to 3,000MW.
Energy and minerals minister Sospeter Muhongo said Tanzania, which currently imports around 14 megawatts of electricity from its neighbours and suffers from chronic energy shortages, was poised to become a net power exporter within the next two years.
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