Zanzibar — RESEARCHERS from the European Union (EU) are currently studying possible sources of power in efforts to help Zanzibar find alternative energy sources, the house was informed on Friday.
The minister for Lands, Water and Energy, Mr Ramadhani Abdullah Shaaban and his deputy, Mr Haji Mwadini Makame respectively informed the House that experts sent by EU are researching alternative power sources.
"We expect a detailed study by the end of next year. The experts will advise us on what power sources we could go for: solar, wind, biofuel, and anything else," Mr Ramadhani said.
Zanzibar relies on electric power supplied from the mainland national grid and legislators are worried Zanzibar currently does not have alternative energy sources.
Currently there electric power is being rationed on the Isles as the new marine cable broke down. The minister said the 32 standby generators are not cost effective to run.