Kikonge is a 300MW hydro power project. It is planned on Ruhuhu river/basin in Ruvuma, Tanzania. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the announced stage. It will be developed in a single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2028. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Tanzania Electric Supply.

Kikonge is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 6,000 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 140m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, is expected to be 3 in number. The penstock length will be 4m. The penstock diameter will be 256m. The project is expected to generate 1,268 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 100MW nameplate capacity.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) to be installed at the project site is 110 MVA.

Development status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2028.

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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 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.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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