Iringa - Shinyanga Tx Project
- Reference: P-TZ-FA0-009
- Approval date: 26/10/2010
- Start date: 13/12/2010
- Appraisal Date: 01/03/2010
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: TANZANIA ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY LTD (TANESCO)
- Location: Shinyanga, Dodoma, Singida and Shinyanga
The project consists of construction of a 667 km 400 kV AC transmission line split into three individual construction lots, namely (a) Iringa - Dodoma 225 km 400 kV AC Line, (b) Dodoma - Singida 217 km 400 kV A.C line, and (c) Singida - Shinyanga 225 km 400 kV AC line. The project also includes a component for expanding the substations at Iringa, Dodoma, Singida and Shinyanga.
"Provide adequate transmission infrastructure to link existing and future generation sources located in the South and Southwest of Tanzania to the load centers in the Mwanza and Arusha regions in the North. "Facilitate regional power trade in the future especially with Kenya to the North and Zambia to the South
Tanzania is endowed with hydro power sites in the south and south west of the country. In addition the discovery of gas in the south of the country has incaresed its capacity to develop gas powered power plants which must be located near the gas fileds in the south. However, the power demand is mainly in city of Dar Es Saalam and other cities mainly located in the North of the country. It is therefore imperative that a strong transissmission link be establshist btween power generation sites and main load centers.
"Reinforcement of national power system back-bone "Increased availability of reliable power to the economy and electricity users in the country. "Regional economic cooperation and development.
ASFAW Solomon Abebe - ONEC2