Renewable Energy Resource Mapping in Tanzania
To accelerate the expansion of renewable energy the Government of Tanzania has requested the support of the World Bank and ESMAP’s Renewable Energy Resource Mapping Initiative to help improve the country’s knowledge and awareness of small hydro, solar, wind energy resources. All three components have generated initial outputs, which can be accessed below.
Due to the proximity and relative size of Burundi and Rwanda to Tanzania, The World Bank has been able to obtain preliminary and unvalidated solar and wind mapping outputs for both countries in the form of GIS layers (available for download from the initiative homepage). Due to budgetary restrictions no further work is being proposed on these two countries at present.
|Project approved:||May 2013|
|Expected completion:||Mid 2018|
|ESMAP funding allocated:||$2,850,000|
|Total project funding:||$2,850,000|
|Project lead:||Anders Pedersen|
|Primary government counterparts:||Rural Energy Agency (for small hydro) and Tanzania Electricity Supply Company (for solar and wind)|
|Scope and appointed consultants:||Small hydro mapping: SHER|
|Solar mapping: CENER, with IrSOLaV, Geonica, Sun to Market Solutions (S2M), and Energio Verda as sub-contractors|
|Wind mapping: DNV GL|
GIS layers for the solar and wind mapping components of this project can be viewed via the IRENA Global Atlas using a web browser. Other outputs (including the full set of GIS files) are listed below by project component.
|Small hydro mapping:||Phase 1 Report|
|Site Visits Report: Existing|
|Site Visits Report: Potential|
|Solar mapping:||Solar Modeling Report|
|GIS layers (Zip file, 114MB)|
|Solar Measurement Data from one site at the University of Dar es Salaam (other sites to be added in 2016)|
|Wind mapping:||Mesoscale Modeling Report|
|GIS Layers (Zip file, 11.5MB)|
|Lib files for each grid cell (Zip file, 503MB)|
|12x24 data for each grid cell (Zip file, 336MB)|
Feature story: Tanzania: Solar and Wind Potential Could Help Meet Future Power Generation Goals (June 9, 2015)