share of gas in the power mix
This analysis includes a comprehensive Tanzania energy market report and updated datasets. It is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil and gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2019 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities. Browse the tabs below for a detailed table of contents, the list of graphs and tables, and details on the data files.
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share of gas in the power mix
share of biomass in the total energy consumption
of households electrified
Institutions & Energy Policy
The Ministry of Energy (MoE) is in charge of the country's energy policy and development, in particular through the Electricity & Renewable Energy Division and the Petroleum & Gas Division, which wascreated in 2017 from the partition of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals.
TANESCO, Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd(100% state-owned), is the national electric utility in Tanzania mainland. The 2014 Electricity Supply Industry Strategy and Roadmap planned to split TANESCO's generation, transmission, and distribution activities by 2021.
The country has around 39 bcm of economically recoverable gas reserves (end of 2019). It also has 1.1 Gt of coal reserves in the western part of the country, in particular in Rukwa, Kiwira, and Ngaka, where coal mines are currently under exploitation. The geothermal potential is estimated at 650 MW. Hydropower additional potential could reach 4.7 GW.
Refined product prices are controlled monthly by the EWURA.
In 2019, the prices of gasoline and diesel are similar at around US$0.95/l. Prices have increased since 2016 (+12% for gasoline, +22% for diesel), following global trends. These prices are in line with the African average.
Graph: GASOLINE & DIESEL PRICES (US$/l)
The total per capita energy consumption is around 0.37 toe (2019), 34% lower than the Sub-Saharan Africa's average. The per capita electricity consumption was 120 kWh in 2019 (almost 70% lower than the Sub-Saharan Africa's average).
Total energy consumption has been increasing steadily since 2010 (+2.6%/year), reaching 22 Mtoe in 2019.
Issues & Prospects
In 2017, AfDB approved US$30m for the development of the country's domestic gas sector. Several licensing rounds have been launched in the Indian Ocean and in the Tanganyika lake. In particular, the 2013 round included 7 deep offshore sea blocks and the North Lake Tanganyika block.
Below is a list of the Tanzania energy market report graphs:
In the Tanzania energy market report you will find the following tables:
The Tanzania energy market data since 1990 and up to 2019 is included in the Excel file accompanying the Tanzania country report.
It showcases the historical evolution, allowing users to easily work with the data.
Key Data included in the excelsheet:
The Tanzania country report is complemented with a national power generation dashboard (excel file) from our Power Plant Tracker Service.
Data included in the excelsheet:
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