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Small Hydro Resource Mapping in Tanzania - Prefeasibility Study in Muyovozi

ESMAP (Energy Sector Management Assistance Program) is a technical assistance program managed by the World Bank and supported by eleven bilateral donors. ESMAP launched in January 2013 an initiative to support the efforts of countries to improve the knowledge of renewable energy (RE) resources, establish appropriate institutional framework for the development of RE and provide free access to geospatial resources and data. This study is part of a technical assistance project, ESMAP funded, being implemented by Africa Energy Practice 1 (AFTG1) of the World Bank in Tanzania which aims at supporting resource mapping and geospatial planning for small hydro. It is being undertaken in close coordination with the Rural Energy Agency (REA) of Tanzania, the World Bank’s primary client country counterpart for this study. The prefeasibility study of the Muyovozi River is characterized by a good guaranteed low-flow which should be confirmed by hydrological monitoring of the River. Beyond the development of the Muyovozi hydroelectric project, it is strongly recommended that the government of Tanzania further develop the existing hydrological monitoring network for its rivers with high hydropower potential in order to better understand the available water resources and thus promote the development of hydroelectric projects across the country. This report is delivered in the context of Phase 2 (Ground-based data collection).

Citation

World Bank. 2018. Small Hydro Resource Mapping in Tanzania: Prefeasibility Study: Muyovozi. Energy Sector Management Assistance Program. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/659281518162228817/Small-hydro-resource-mapping-in-Tanzania-prefeasibility-study-Muyovozi

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