First Wind Power Project in Tanzania Set for 2015

Wind power generation will begin for the first time in Tanzania’s Singida Region in 2015 when the construction of turbines is complete.

The project will be carried out by China Daliang International Group, and according to the company’s Vice President, Mr. Xu Youliang, it will take 15 months to construct and begin generating electricity.  

Tanzania’s Primie Minister Mizengo Pinda discussed the project with Youliang in China yesterday during his nine day visit. 

The Chinese company will work in partnership with the National Development Corporation and is expected to create 1,000 construction jobs, a 17km road, and up to 150MW of electricity. 

The electricity will be sold to Tanzania Electric Supply Company for 23 US cents per Khw, which is cheaper than gas electricity.