The Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC) has been ordered to begin drilling three holes in the Lake Ngozi area by June this year. Business Week reported that in 2015, TGDC general manager, Boniface Njobe, said Tanzania has identified 50 potential areas across the country where 5 000MW of geothermal power could be produced.
Njobe said these areas need to be explored through public-private partnership arrangements, which would enable the country to produce 200MW from geothermal power by 2020.
According to Business Week, Sospeter Muhongo, minister of energy and minerals, explained that research conducted in the field proved that the water temperature is immense – between 230 and 250 Centigrade, enough for electricity generation – hence it could be a new and important source of renewable electricity for Tanzania.
Source: ESI Africa