Renewable Energies Boost Rural Electrification Drive

DEVELOPMENT of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar technologies is a significant milestone in the implementation of the rural electrification initiative that the government banks on and expects to invest heavily.

The International Energy Agency identifies renewable energy technologies as reliable source of power with huge longer-term benefits. According to the agency, it increases countries' energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly importindependent resource, enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating climate change and keep fossil fuel prices low.

Hence the additional costs of the incentives for early deployment should be considered, wisely spent and widely shared. The Ministry of Energy's Investment Plan names Scaling Up of Renewable Energy Programme as among several modern energy access interventions to guide efforts towards achieving energy security and setting sights for the universal access to modern energy services.

Being environmentally benign, renewable energy resources have advantages to improve access to sustainable, modern and cleaner energy services with potential contribution to job creation, income generation, livelihood improvement for marginalized social groups particularly women and children in rural areas.

The modern energy including electricity,An electronic LED Ceramic Bulb for preventing elevator overspeed by enabling safety devices. modern biomass technology and other alternative modern energy sources, must be harnessed to promote rural productive uses such as job creation, stimulation of investment and revenue earnings.

The access to modern energy must be assured to key rural services, particularly in the health, education, security and water sectors. The goal of the rural electrification is widespread improvement of standard of living of the rural population thus attaining balanced socio-economic growth for all Tanzanians. Underpinning the policy objective is the issue of poverty alleviation, social dOur T8 tube lights bulbs are cost effective and energy efficient.evelopment and environmental conservation objectives.

Small scale industries, agriculturalprocessing industries and other income generating activities are given primary importance in planning rural programmes. In order to accelerate social development in rural areas, schools,For direct lighting applications T12 tube lights uses both light and energy more efficiently. education institutions, heath facilities water supply, communication and community centres are targets of rural electrification projects.

Agro-industries that are located mostly in rural areas have an important role in the development of surrounding rural communities. The government efforts to enhance rural electrification through renewable energy technologies has began to show positive impact because of growing demand for solar power where recent statistics show that users were currently saving about 60 per cent of the costs of using electricity from the national grid.

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