Thursday, January 29, 2015


The National Energy Policy (2003) focuses on market mechanisms and means to reach the objective, and achieve an efficient energy sector with a balance between national and commercial interests. The overall aim of the policy is to:

  • · Have affordable and reliable energy supplies in the whole country
  • · Reform the market for energy services to facilitate investment - Tanzania approved feed-in Tariffs for renewables in 2009
  • ·Enhance the development and utilization of indigenous and renewable energy sources and technologies
  • ·Adequately take into account environmental considerations for all energy activities
  • ·Increase energy efficiency and conservation in all sectors
  • Increase energy education and build gender-balanced capacity in energy planning, implementation and monitoring

The 2009 Electricity Act opened the Tanzanian electricity sector for private companies and ended 40 year monopoly held by TANESCO in the national power sector. Independent power producers (IPP) penetration so far has been limited, but is steadily increasing.

The Rural Energy Act of 2005 established the Rural Energy Board, Fund and Agency responsible for promotion of improved access to modern energy in rural areas.

Source:  Dr. Birgit Aurela project, Laurea University of Applied Sciences – Finland (2009)

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