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Achieving Development Goals with Renewable Energy: The Case of Tanzania

Lutz Weischer
Created: 6/06/2013 - Updated: 8/16/2019

Abstract

Lack of reliable access to electricity is a significant barrier to economic development and job creation in Tanzania. Currently, only 14% of the population has access to electricity; in rural areas the electrification rate hovers around 2%. Power outages are frequent – especially during droughts, which cripple the hydroelectric power upon which most of the country depends. This brief is about the Small Power Projects (SPP) programme that Tanzania designed – with very limited financial resources – to support renewable energy deployment. These decentralised renewable energy projects are helping Tanzania to address her power challenges while avoiding growth in greenhouse gas emissions.

Published On

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Keywords

Scale: 
National / Federal
Sector Addressed: 
Energy
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Rural

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