Capacity Building “Development of energy supply concepts” for electricians in Ndanda (Tansania)


Currently, the FfE develops an energy supply concept for Ndanda Abbey (Tansania) and the associated buildings (including hospital, carpentry workshop, school). Here, the main criteria is to achieve a reliable and low-cost electricity supply. In the abbey itself, electricians are educated, hence these shall be included in the development of the electricity supply concept. In order to make this possible, members of the FfE give a training to the electricians on site regarding the steps necessary to develop an energy supply concept.

Content of training course

The course consists of six main pillars. In each pillar, theoretical background on the topic is given and directly translated into reality. Furthermore, individual as well as common calculations are included in order to deepen the newly gained knowledge. Furthermore, based on the experiences gained on the first training days, the speed and demand of the training are adapted.

  1. Overview on steps for supply concept generation and interdependencies
    • Definition of energy demand types (e. g. final energy, useful energy)
    • Types of energy demand (heating, hot water cooling, electricity)
    • Necessity of measurement for concept development
    • “Worst-practice” examples of energy concepts
  2. Analysis of energy demand for energy concepts
    • Key data of energy demand and relevance for energy supply technologies (load curve, load duration curve, time behavior, maximum load)
    • Excel tools for load curve analysis
  3. Energy efficiency measures
    • Overview on electricity-saving measures (demand, distribution and generation)
  4. Development of measurement concepts
    • Measurement technologies & costs
    • Installation of measurement devices
    • Priorities for measurement (e. g. unit with unknown and unsteady demand)
  5. Energy supply technologies & analysis of their potential
    • Types of energy supply technologies, costs, installation, control, advantages & disadvantages
    • Energy storage technologies, costs, installation, control, advantages & disadvantages
  6. Development of supply concepts
    • Combination of supply technologies based on availability, costs and reliability


Quality check

The training will be split into several units and days to allow optimal understanding. Also the training layout ends with the handout of homework to ensure that training participants invest time to review the content of the courses. Students can also participate in the voluntary supervised homework time.

Kindly, the flights to the on-site appointment will be taken over by Verein zur Förderung des internationalen Wissensaustauschs e. V.


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