PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan is nowadays slated to grace Julius Nyerere Hydropower Project (JNHPP) water filling for the envisioned era of two,115 megawatts (MW) of electrical energy upon final touch.
The filling of water within the dam follows final touch of development of the diversion channel on the undertaking, in accordance to Minister for Energy, Mr January Makamba.
Mr Makamba advised newshounds on the development web page final weekend that the historical tournament is anticipated to be graced by means of President Samia and attended by means of over 300 visitors from each the federal government of Tanzania and Egypt.
Mr Makamba defined additional that the dam to be used to generate electrical energy at JNHPP measures about 916 sq. kilometres and has a capability of storing up to 33.2 billion cubic metres of water.
According to the minister, the development on implementation of the undertaking used to be at 78.68 in step with cent as of final month.
“The opening of the diversion channel to drive water in the dam signals a significant momentum in implementation of the project,” Mr Makamba defined.
Construction paintings for the 6.5tri/- undertaking is scheduled for final touch in June, 2024. The undertaking is crucial step against Tanzania’s power combine pressure which seeks to produce electrical energy inexpensive assets.
Actual development of the undertaking began in December 2018 as a part of the federal government’s wider power combine purpose, which additionally partially seeks to convey down electrical energy prices.
Hydropower stays the most affordable supply of producing electrical energy within the nation at about 36/- in step with unit when put next to 103/- and 112/- for wind and geothermal assets, respectively.
Apart from producing electrical energy, the undertaking may be an important for controlling common flooding and boosting tourism, because it used to be constructed inside the Julius Nyerere National Park the place River Rufiji traverses.
The Minister discussed different advantages related to the dam at JNHPP as fishing in addition to irrigation farming.
Mr Makamba elaborated that not like different hydropower crops which rely on flowing water to generate electrical energy, the water to be saved on the JNHPP dam can produce electrical energy for 3 consecutive years even if there is not any rain.
“There are some individuals who were doubting sustainability of JNHPP due to results of local weather exchange however in actual fact there will likely be sufficient water which can be utilized for up to 3 years in case there are not any rains to replenish the river.
“For instance, Kihansi hydropower which depends on flowing water has an installed capacity to produce 180 megawatts, but it only generates 17 megawatts at present due to shortage of water while Mtera which has a dam generates at full capacity at 80 megawatts despite shortage of rains,” he defined.
The undertaking’s Egyptian contractors – Elsewedy Electric and Arab Contractors have on other events pledged to whole the undertaking on time.
Electricity generated from the undertaking will likely be transmitted by way of a brand new 400kV prime voltage energy line to a substation the place the ability will likely be built-in into the nationwide energy grid.
The JNHPP is anticipated to turn into the rustic in the course of the era and provide of dependable electrical energy for each home and commercial use, but even so making the rustic give a boost to in its production sector.
Power to be generated from the undertaking may be an important for working electrified-trains in the course of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) whose development is in several phases of implementation.
Implementation of the undertaking is a part of Tanzania’s Third National Five-Year Development Plan (FYDP III) spanning between 2021/22 and 2025/26 and the ruling CCM celebration manifesto for 2020-2025.
The JNHPP would be the biggest electrical energy scheme put in in East Africa and some of the biggest in Africa compared to Egypt’s Aswan High Dam (2,100 MW), Mozambique’s Cabora Bassa Dam (2,075 MW) and Angola’s Lauca Dam (2,069 MW).
Author: Daily News