Renew. Energy Environ. Sustain.
Volume 3, 2018
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||05 September 2018|
Assessment of hydropower resources in Tanzania. A review article
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam,
P.O. Box 35091,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2 Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
* e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 18 July 2018
The hydropower resources have become an attractive means of generating electricity to the off-grid network, especially in rural areas. This article assesses the small, mini and large hydropower resources and identified to reach 5.3 GW for electricity generation in Tanzania. The technology development discussed comprises of hydro turbine manufacturers, classification and turbine selection. The barriers presented include the presence of sediment in the hydropower reservoirs, financial viability, policy and regulatory issues related to hydropower development. This reviewed article serves the investors and policymakers to understand the status of hydropower resources in Tanzania.
© O.J. Mdee et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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