Tanzania’s first-ever wind power farm in Mwenga in the Iringa region started generating electricity in June 2020.
Construction of the 2.4MW power plant was completed in May 2020. It was made possible thanks to a loan from the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), and is operated by the Rift Valley Energy Group.
Tanzania’s wind resource assessments indicate that the Kititimo and Makambako areas also have adequate wind speed for grid-scale electricity generation.
At Kititimo wind speeds average 9.9 m per second and at Makambako they averaged 8.9 m per second at a height of 30 meters.