UK pledges £30m for rural energy in Tanzania

The UK Government is to provide £30 million for rural energy projects in Tanzania in the next five years. According to the Rural Energy Agency (REA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of Tanzania, the UK is providing the funding through its Department for International Development. The main objective of the … Continue reading

Solar power project for rural schools in Tanzania

  The Vodacom Foundation has launched a country wide community power project to rural schools that have no access to electricity. The project was piloted at Jango Secondary school in Kisarawe district in Coast region and is expected to be rolled out across the country in due course.  

Tanzania to benefit from Power Africa Project

  The president of the United States Barack Obama has recently concluded a very successful 2 day tour of Tanzania and left Tanzanians hopeful of adequate and stable electricity production in the next coming years. On his tour, President Obama said the US government will provide 7 billion US dollars whilst the private sector will … Continue reading

UAE looks at promising opportunities for Trade and Investment in Tanzania

A delegation of 50 investors from the United Arab Emirates focussed on  trade and investment have expressed interest in oil and gas discoveries and other promising sectors in Tanzania. In return they can look forward to ease of facilitation and significant investment incentives, coupled with a favorable economic environment  and a flexible legislative framework from … Continue reading

Tanesco,Symbion Power partner to build 400MW electricity plant in Mtwara

Tanzania’s Electric Supply Company Ltd (Tanesco ) has partnered with US based power firm Symbion Power to build a 400 Mega Watt gas driven electricity plant in Mtwara.There will also be construction of 650 kilometres of transmission lines between Mtwara and Ruvuma Regions. Energy demand is expected to grow to 1,583MW by 2015 from the … Continue reading

Tanzania, the new frontier for gas exploration in the region

Tanzania is now set to become a region hotbed for gas discoveries following the government move to offer seven deep offshore blocks and one onshore block in October for oil and gas exploration.   The onshore block is North Lake Tanganyika, located on the Tanzanian side of Lake Tanganyika.   The round will be launched … Continue reading