International Energy Investment Company Begins Tanzania Mini-Grid Construction

International energy investment company, Continental Energy Corporation, and its Tanzania affiliate Ruaha River Power Company Ltd., have announced the start of construction on the first of four Tanzania Mini-Grids that are scheduled to be built.
 
The Ruaha Power “mini-grids” will all be installed in the Kilosa District, Morogoro Region, Tanzania with electrical power generated, distributed, and sold to customers at pre-payment meters.

Phase-I of the Tanzania electricity development project is expected to start delivering power by the end of the first quarter of 2015, but the process of subscribing customers from a waiting list of at least 400has already begun.

Phase-II of the project will include the addition of solar PV capacity to complete a hybrid biomass/solar PV/ diesel powered Mini-Grid.

Upon completion the four Malolo Mini-Grids will have a combined generation capacity of 300kw, with each Mini-Grid delivering 75kw of power to 2,500 residential, commercial, and light industrial customers.