• The Tanzanian energy sector is controlled by Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM);
  • The Electricity Act focuses on restructuring the electricity supply industry, attracting private sector and other participation thus bringing the end of TANESCO monopoly;
  • Tanzania is willing to achieve 30 % access to electricity by 2016 and overall production capacity of 2.780 MWe, which is almost double than the current one;
  • The Tanzanian energy strategy is setting a basic mix of Renewable – Hydro – Gas –  Coal combination with 10-35-20-35% respectively by 2035;
  • Tanzania has submitted a SREP – Scaling-up Renewable Energy Programme for the Climate Investment Funds at World Bank (SREP_Tanzania IP_Final_Draft.pdf). This programme sets the potential target as follows:
    • Large Hydro – 16 projects with a combined capacity of 3.000 MWe
    • Small Hydro – 480 MWe
    • Geothermal – 650 MWe
    • Solar (grid connected)- 800 MWe
    • Biomass Power. 150 MWe
    • Wind – 400 MWe
  • This study is setting the geothermal as the top priority amongst the renewable energies;