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1. SETTING UP A MINI-GRID BUSINESS
The link provides a standardized format of Power Purchase Agreements for Mini grids in Tanzania. The template has 11 articles covering legal agreements and understandings between the seller and buyer of energy.
2. MINI GRID BUSINESS MODELS
The case study provides an insight of the application of biomass for production of energy in Tanzania and especially in developing a mini grid powered by biomass. The case study analyses the benefits, opportunities and challenges of running a biomass mini grid
The document provides a review of the lessons learned in the production of energy using hybrids. It reviews the different cost structure, business model, economics and social factors available and the opportunities they provide
3. LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE
It contains the minimum licensing requirements for obtaining an electrical installation contractor’s license, the classes of these licenses, the procedure to be followed for applicants, the obligations of a licensee, and other pertinent general provisions. Attached to these Rules is the relevant application form which is necessary to be filled in and submitted to EWURA for that purpose.
The toolkit provides insights on the development of a successful mini grid. The document looks into mini grid operating models, mini grid economics, stakeholder’s interests, policy and regulation, and the process for creating an enabling policy framework
The link gives a detailed summary of the procedures, time and costs for construction in Tanzania. This includes obtaining necessary licenses and permits, completing required notifications and inspections and obtaining utility connections.
The link provides a quick reference to the governing laws on Tanzania. In it, there are specific laws governing production and distribution of energy in Tanzania as well as other laws covering the development of business and the governance of the country
The link gives a detailed summary of the taxes and mandatory contributions that a medium-size company must pay or withhold in a given year, as well as administrative burden in paying taxes and complying with post filing procedures.
The link lists the process for requesting financing support specifically those from the Rural Energy Agency
The link gives details on subsidiary legislation touching on the calculation, procedure and application of electricity licencing fees
The link gives details on subsidiary legislation touching on the calculation, procedure and application of water use fees
The link leads to guidelines applicable to all regulated suppliers seeking to change an existing tariff or to small power producers seeking a new tariff, however, they are not applicable
4. TECHNICAL SYSTEM DESIGN
ASIM is a flexible open-source modelling tool
that has been developed to simulate solar/diesel power system operation and
analyse its technical and financial performance
The linked documents look into financing available for renewable energy covering: Commercial Instruments, Special Financing Mix, Risk of investing in Renewable energy and Financing Strategies.
The document provides guidelines on financing rural energy projects. It looks into; sources of funds, flow of funds, projects approach that can be supported, funding windows, administration and management of REF and administration and management of special purpose/dedicated accounts.
6. COMMUNITY AND LOCAL STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
The document looks into various ways that sustainable energy projects can engage communities. Specifically, it looks into the following points: Planning and Designing for Community Engagement, Quality Standards for Community Engagements, Online tools to guide engagement and Methods and Techniques used to involve communities