Tanzania’s Road to Electricity Self-Sufficiency

The Citizen

It is estimated that about 30 per cent of Tanzanians have access to electricity from national grid and self-installed energy sources.

That is the case despite the country having abundant energy sources. Access to electricity has remained one of the major challenges in Tanzania.

Tanzania has only one power utility, which is a vertically integrated company that monopolises power distribution and supply. Tanesco also engages in production.

Tanesco own generation system consists mainly of hydro and thermal based generation. Whereby hydro contributes the largest share of Tanesco’s grid power generation. Hydro power plants comprise 50.6 per cent of total installed capacity while thermal plants contribute 49.4 per cent.

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