The Mbeya Coal Power Project is 1,000MW coal fired power project. It is planned in Mbeya, Tanzania. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 1,000 1,000 Permitting Mbeya, Tanzania Kibo Energy


The project is being developed and currently owned by Kibo Energy. The company has a stake of 100%.

It is a steam turbine power plant. The fuel will be procured from Mbeya Coal Mine.

The project will generate 1,840GWh of electricity.

Mbeya Coal Power Project (Mbeya Coal Power Project Phase I) consists of 2 steam turbines with 150MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Tanzania Electric Supply under a power purchase agreement. The offtake capacity is expected to be 300MW.

Contractors Involved

SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction is expected to render EPC services for the coal fired power project.

About Kibo Energy

Kibo Energy Plc (Kibo Energy), formerly known as Kibo Mining Plc, is a multi-asset energy development company. The company is positioned to address acute power deficits in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. The company provides power solutions, integrating clean fossil fuel technology, renewable generation technology and energy storage technology. It is developing two thermal power projects, the Benga Independent Power Project in Mozambique and the Mabesekwa Coal Independent Power Project in Botswana, in addition to developing the market for the advanced Mbeya Coal to Power Project in Tanzania. The company has operations in Ireland, Mozambique, Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa and the UK. Kibo Energy s headquartered in Galway, Ireland.


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