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What is the name of your company or organisation?
Rural Electrification Authority
What is your position in your company or organisation?
Solar Energy Focal Person
What does your company of organisation do?
A Statutory Board created by Government to accelerate provision of affordable and environmentally friendly electricity to rural areas.
In which African countries does your company or organisation operate?
In Zambia.
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http://www.rea.org.zm

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Development of a 36Kw Solar Mini Grid in Zambia.

We as the Rural Electrification Authority in Zambia are trying to set up a 36Kw Solar Mini Grid, however we are facing difficulties in defining the ownership structure of the whole operation. We would like to develop it as a PPP model that can easily be replicated in other areas easily. The other challenge is arriving at the tariff to be charged to the users as indications show that it will be much much higher than the prevailing national tariff.

Any suggestions??

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 4:36pm

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At 9:27am on June 28, 2012, jamie qiu said…

Hi Wankunda:

Good day! I’m Jamie from Brighter Light Int’l Ltd. We are Chinese manufacture of high quality energy saving products, such as solar lanterns, solar power system, solar charger, LEDs and CFLs.
Please kindly check our website: www.brighterlight.net for information.
Should you have any interests, please contact me at:Jamieq_86@hotmail.com

Thanks & Best wishes,
Sincerely
Jamie Qiu
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At 5:16am on November 6, 2009, Ng Zhimao said…
Dear Wankunda,

Salvo Global has launched a Masterclass that targeted at Engineers and other technical staff who do not have formal training in financial management, but who require a better understanding of the concepts of cost management and capital project evaluation. In addition, the related concepts of profits, assets, productivity and profitability will be addressed.

We really wish Engineers or Technical experts like you could spare time to attend this Masterclass

For more information http://www.salvoglobal.com/finance.asp

With Regards

Ng Zhimao
Zhimao@salvoglobal.com
At 7:59pm on August 2, 2009, CLIVE RICHARDSON said…
We seek to illustrate a ten year Centre of Excellence (COE) driven, integrated agriculture to Industry bioenergy project for the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. (Two-Three years to set up and establish first harvest values + ten years of systematic extension and management of complete value chains) for approval by the Tanzania Investment Promotion Centre.

The prime areas of activity will be:

COE- at Lake Chala, with indication that this will evolve to be Univeristy Kilimanjaro East African Sustainable Bioenergy Centre; (includes + 200Ha's of Land).
CHP-Waste to energy and Biomass to Energy Arusha town (+160,000pop) and Moshi Town (+250,000pop).
City Sludge Collection and Processing Centres- Arusha and Moshi.
KIA Biorefinery- Kilimanjaro International Airport. To include CHP-Pyrolysis-MixAlco-Bio Jet Fuel and related value added liquid fuels and lubricants plus other commodity production.

We are currently assessing the requirements that will be essential for the professional agricultural extension of Jatropha Curcas Linn at specific rain fed suitable locations (non-food/non pasture or Miombo woodland/forest land locations). Setting a target of 30,000 Ha's of extension per annum.

(NB: While using Jatropha as our benchmark plant species we are aware of alternative species and waste from current (Sugar, Coffee, General) agriculture for biomass)

We have set a target of $4000 USD per Ha of extension and support; inclusive of Government of Tanzania led land assessments, allocations and community collaborations; placing a premium upon ensuring that correct land areas are identified and allocated to community members under special land title agreements for the cultivation JCL and/or other Biomass/Oil Seed energy marginal land crops with the support of the COE extension professionals, workers and equipment.

The ideology will incorporate a regional calendar of activities to include plant protection and nutrient delivery, harvest collection and transport for processing. Our model will target to harvest Biomass inclusive of oil seeds.

With professional management of the established stands the target will be to obtain up to 6% CJO (Crude Jatropha Oil) from the Biomass and to process 100% of the biomass to usable products, inclusive of recycling nutrients back to the JCL stands.

The intention is to establish a "template" that may guide the cultivation of JCL and other energy crops at strategic locations throughout the subtropical regions and suggest the various biomass processing technologies that can be developed in synergy to deliver a variety of value added energy commodities.

At an average yield of 40Mt of Biomass per Ha the potential is to deliver 1,200,000 Mt of Bio mass from 30,000 Ha, and to increase this each year by a further 30,000 Ha's for ten years. (Target following ten years of harvesting 12,000,000Mt's of Biomass from farming the approved marginal lands of the Kilimanjaro Region.)


National Policy in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda,Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, Angola, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Congo, DRC, Ethiopia, and others countries suggests that a complete bioenergy model is a requirement for obtaining decentralised energy objectives, liquid bio fuels for domestic and export sales and, for completing the cycle of agriculture that delivers nutrient back to the cultivation areas..

KBC has targeted to have Bio Jet Fuel as a lead to market export driver as delivery FOB at rural International Airports allows for a "Least Cost" export sale and minimum GHG emissions associated with manufacturing.

At this time we have not calculated the Carbon reduction accounts anticipated but will relate this TIC application to the national consultant office of the UNFCCC.

Given the objectives outlines above we would be delighted if Jatropha Africa experts would be in a position to offer details related to the DBOT possibilities with CHP waste to energy processes and suggest the complex Biorefinery servcies required to deliver a comprehensive range of energy products at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Indicating the costs of CHP, Biorefinery and other process technologies as well as projected feedstock requirements and operational outputs.

Additionally we are assuming advanced training requirements for Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Machinery Operations, Repair and Maintenance, Basic to professional farm management skills and of course the very wide range of skills that would be required to support the design, build, and operation of Bioenergy technologies at all levels for a complete Agriculture to Industry project.

The over all objective is to establish the opportunity to replicate a comprehensive agriculture to industry model at strategic locations, raising substantial funds to effect this from multi national resources.

Yours Sincerely

Clive Richardson
At 11:50am on March 2, 2009, Wankunda Siwakwi said…
Mtrs Ella James,

Thanks for this employment notification. How do i get further details on job descriptions and all other relevant information?

Wankunda Siwakwi
 
 
 

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