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January 12, 2022

Mtera, Tanzania

By Carmen

Mtera is an 80MW hydro power project. It is located on Great Ruaha river/basin in Dodoma, Tanzania. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1988.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 80 80 Active Dodoma, Tanzania Tanzania Electric Supply

Description

The project is developed and owned by Tanzania Electric Supply.

Mtera is a reservoir based project. The penstock length is 920m. Mtera underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2017-2018. The project generated 303 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1988.

Contractors Involved

Kvaerner was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 turbines, each with 40MW nameplate capacity.

ABB Italia supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

About Tanzania Electric Supply

Tanzania Electric Supply Co Ltd (TANESCO), formerly Tanganyika Electric Supply Co Ltd, is a government owned integrated power company. The company’s operations are regulated by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. It generates, transmits, distributes and supplies electricity. TANESCO generates the power through hydro and thermal power stations. TANESCO also procures electricity from independent power producers and EPPs. Its transmission system consists of 50 substations interconnected by transmission lines, and the distribution system distributes electricity and provides customer service. The company distributes electricity to Mainland Tanzania, and supplies bulk power to Zanzibar Electricity Corporation. TANESCO is headquartered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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