Maturi power station

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Tanzania and coal.

The Maturi power station was a proposed 200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Tanzania.


The map below shows the location of the Maturi, Tanzania, the approximate location of the project

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Maturi power station was a proposed 200 MW coal plant in Maturi listed in Table 1 of the African Affairs journal article "Competing energy narratives in Tanzania: Towards the political economy of coal" by Thabit Jacob. According to a note attached to the table, the information was based on "field visits and interviews with government officials in March–August 2016." The table states that Maturi had coal reserves of 50 million tonnes. The project was sponsored by Off Routes, a Tanzanian-UK company.[1] There appears to be no other online reference to this project.

There have been no further development updates and the project is presumed to be shelved or cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Off Routes
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Maturi, Kyela District, Mbeya Region, Tanzania
  • Coordinates: -9.625, 33.875 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 200 MW
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Articles and resources


  1. Thabit Jacob, "Competing energy narratives in Tanzania: Towards the political economy of coal," African Affairs, Volume 116, Issue 463, April 2017

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