Toshiba Corp. has signed an agreement with Tanzania Geothermal Development Co. to explore opportunities to collaborate in geothermal power development in Tanzania.
TGDC, a subsidiary of Tanzania Electric Supply oy, is the sole organization with geothermal exploitation rights in Tanzania, and its business scope ranges from the development of geothermal resources to the construction of power plants. Toshiba said it aims to contribute to geothermal power generation in Tanzania, including the development and provision of major equipment, creation of guidelines for plant operation and management, and personnel training.
Tanzania has the third largest geothermal resources in Africa, following Kenya and Ethiopia, with over 5,000 megawatts of capacity. At present, however, approximately 60% of Tanzania’s electricity supply relies on hydro and fossils fuels.