Providing reliable energy sources for Zanzibar
The Zanzibar government has adopted various strategies over the past 15 years to improve the welfare of their people, from income generation to strengthening social services and creating an educated workforce. But, to stimulate socio-economic development and reduce poverty, you need energy availability and reliability. This programme’s goal? Develop and implement a sustainable renewable energy strategy.
Currently, the islands of Zanzibar receive electricity from mainland Tanzania through undersea cables, but due to challenges in electricity generation on the mainland—as well as transmission concerns—Zanzibar is looking for alternative sources. Under this EU-funded project, a consortium (led by Stantec) is providing technical assistance to support and guide the Zanzibar authorities towards a strategic approach and economically viable investments.
After analyzing the costs and benefits of each proposed technology, our teams determined viable options and possible combinations of alternative energy sources. We’ve also supported the establishment of a legal and regulatory framework, provided an action plan and implementation schedule, helped where needed, and—ultimately—raised awareness about renewable energy and energy efficiency with the Zanzibar population. The next step? Implementing renewable energy projects.
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