Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Tanesco explains Dar blackout

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

The Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) yesterday introduced load shedding in most parts of Dar es Salaam, following a breakdown of a 220KV circuit breaker at Kidatu Hydro Power Station, officials said. The breakdown has adversely affected Kidatu - Morogoro power line leading to low power supply into the national grid.

Officials said that the breakdown comes at the time when Tanesco requires 250 million US dollars (about 340bn/-) to rehabilitate its power supply network in Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza regions. Efforts are underway to replace the broken circuit breaker with a new one.

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