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Tanzania energy report

Tanzania energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Tanzania energy market data.

Tanzania energy report
Update: March, 2020
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 30 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Tanzania energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Tanzania. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2018 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.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Ministry of Energy 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.

    The Vice President's Office (VPO) integrates the Environment Division, which encompasses three sections: ...

  • Energy Companies


    TANESCO, Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd(100% state-owned), is the national electric utility in Tanzania mainland.. In 2016, the Government announced plans to split TANESCO's generation, transmission and distribution activities by 2021 under the 2014 Electricity Supply Industry Strategy and Roadmap.

  • Energy Supply


    The country has around 37 bcm of economically recoverable gas reserves and 1.1 Gt of coal reserves (of which 24% are proven). The geothermal potential is estimated at 650 MW. Hydropower additional potential could reach 4.7 GW. In addition, Tanzania has high levels of solar power potential with 2 800 to 3 500 hours of sunshine per year.

  • Energy Prices


    The electricity tariffs are divided into five levels: Domestic Low Usage (D1), General (T1), Low Voltage (T2), Medium Voltage (T3), and High Voltage (T5).

    The electricity tariff averages 10 US$c/kWh (2019). At the end of 2019, the Energy Minister stated that the price of electricity should decrease to expand the access to electricity. TANESCO and EWURA should discuss the review of ...

  • Energy Consumption

    The total per capita energy consumption is around 0.35 toe (2018), 37% lower than the Sub-Saharan Africa's average. The per capita electricity consumption reaches around 110 kWh (2018) (70% lower than Sub-Saharan Africa's average).


    Total energy consumption has increased rapidly since 2010 (+2.4%/year), reaching 21 Mtoe in ...

  • Issues & Prospects

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In the Tanzania market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 7: Total consumption market share by energy (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 8: Final consumption market share by sector (2018, %)

In the Tanzania market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.

The Tanzania market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2018 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Tanzania Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Tanzania energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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