13 January 2012 – As more than two-thirds of Tanzania’s electricity is hydro-powered, recent droughts in East Africa have heavily affected the amount of electricity being produced, resulting in regular load shedding and power rationing.

In June last year, Tanzania’s national electricity supply utility Tanesco awarded Aggreko a contract to provide it with 100 MW of emergency power. This emergency capacity was fully commissioned by October 20.

Boniface Njombe, Tanesco deputy managing director, says, “It provides us with the necessary resources to fuel the increasing demand for power as we work towards a long-term solution for power generation and distribution.”