REDCOT has sailed through a range of challenges and upheavals that have paved its route to success. The company was established in 2004 but acquired its official registration on 8th August 2008. By large, it has achieved all through close observation of its values: as elaborated below:
We believe in teamwork that necessitates the sharing of visions and passion on programmed assignments and combined leadership
We applaud customers, collaborators as well as partners, who are honest and courteous in pledges,
We are persistently moving up to standards in the pursuance of excellence in customer care obligations to pollutant-free contracts and overall perfections
The major source for generating electricity in Tanzania is hydro power. Petroleum and coal are also being used as commercial power sources. Power is transmitted and distributed through a single government entity, Tanzania National Electricity Supply Company, (TANESCO).
Two thirds of the national installed capacity is hydro powered. Owing to the vulnerability of hydro-power to drought, some thermal power stations have been installed in most areas.
Droughts that have persisted in the country in recent years have had severe impacts on the electrical power supply. These resulted into low water levels in the hydro dams perpetuating into repeated blackouts and power rationing. Fossil fuels have been adopted but are all dear and pollutant.
Apparently, too, the power generated is only accessible to about 35 percent of the population and mostly in the urban areas. The rural areas that embrace over 80 percent of the population almost entirely depend on wood fuel for their energy requirements that results into massive deforestation.
Wind Power technologies, solar thermal applications, Biogas and Biomass gasification systems have not been adequately attempted as alternatives to electrical power supply in the country. Intensifying the use of these renewable energy sources would highly combat the current breathtaking deforestation and save the zone layer from being depleted.
The government has openly shown interest in supporting renewable energy development initiatives and a policy to empower the private sector to engage in the renewable energy research and development is in place. The National energy Policy, 2015.