Tanzania power map featuring Julius Nyerere Hydropower plant

Tanzania commissions first Julius Nyerere hydroelectric unit but grid questions linger

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Issue 502 - 14 Mar 2024 - By Marc Howard | 11 minute read

The $2.9bn Julius Nyerere dam’s first 235MW turbine has started dispatching power, and a second unit is expected online very soon, as the much-delayed 2.1GW megaproject starts to fulfil its potential to supply national and regional demand – provided long-standing questions around the transmission infrastructure can be overcome, writes Marc Howard.

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