Jamhuri Ya Muungano Wa Tanzania

Tanzania Geothermal Development Company


Eneo la utafiti la Ngozi

Ngozi geothermal prospect is located partly within Poroto forest reserve in Rungwe and Mbeya rural districts in Mbeya region, southwest Tanzania.

It falls within the Quaternary Rungwe Volcanics Province at southern triple junction of East Africa Rift System, where Eastern and Western arms intersect (Nyasa rift- to the south, Usangu rift to the North East and Rukwa rift- to the North West). The area is characterized by young volcanic cones and the main volcanic feature being Ngozi Caldera Lake.

This is the most advanced project in terms of geoscientific studies conducted so far, whereby it suggests huge potential for Electricity generation and direct use applications of geothermal resource. Exploration drilling is expected to commence in financial year 2016.