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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, 2019
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 2017 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.

    The Division of Environment encompasses three sections: The Environmental Natural Habits Conservation, the Environmental Management of Pollution and the Environmental Impact ...

  • Energy Companies


    TANESCO, Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd(100% state-owned), generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in Tanzania mainland and also sells power to the Zanzibar Electricity Corporation (ZECO). The power sector was entirely dominated by TANESCO until the 1992 power trading liberalization reform and the 2009 energy reform that enabled the market liberalization.

    In ...

  • Energy Supply


    The country has around 37 bcm of economically recoverable gas reserves and 1.9 Gt of coal reserves (of which 25% are proven). The geothermal resources are estimated at 5 GW. 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 reviewed and approved by the EWURA and are divided into four price levels:

    - The Domestic Low Usage Tariff (DI)

    - The General Usage Tariff (T1)

    - The Low Voltage Usage Tariff (T2)

    - The High Voltage Usage Tariff (T3), consumers which are using above 11 kV.

    The electricity tariff averages 12 US$c/kWh after a slight, but apparently ...

  • Energy Consumption

    The total per capita energy consumption is around 0.47 toe (2017), 25% lower than the Africa's average. The per capita electricity consumption reaches approximately 97 kWh (2017).


    Total energy consumption has increased rapidly since 1998 (+4%/year), led by biomass. It was even faster from 2009 to 2015 (+5%/year), as total ...

  • 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 (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 7: Total consumption market share by energy (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 8: Final consumption market share by sector (2017, %)

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.

2017 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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