Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gridworks for the development of the North East Grid transmission project in Tanzania.
The North East Grid project is part of the Government of Tanzania’s 2025 Power System Master Plan and is being structured in three phases. Gridworks will work on the phase of the project that includes a 400 kV transmission line from Dodoma (central Tanzania) to Chalinze (east), a 400 kV transmission line from Chalinze to Segera (north-east) and a 220 kV from Segera to Tanga (north).
The project is part of the Tanzania’s plan to improve power access and reliability in the country. 6.2 GW of new generation capacity is planned to be added to the grid by 2030, and Tanzania is developing the transmission network required to evacuate this power. More than 9,000 km of high voltage lines and 56 new substations are being targeted over the next 10 years by the Tanzanian government.