At a glance

Access to clean cooking solutions is still very limited also in urban areas. Biomass-to-energy is responsible for 90% of the total primary energy consumption in Tanzania and 90% of the biomass demand is for household consumption (firewood, charcoal, crop residues). Renewable Energies, mainly large hydro, represents 38% of the installed capacity in 2012. 

The Government of Tanzania has shown strong global leadership by becoming one of the first countries to opt-in on the SEforALL Initiative, it prepared a RAGA and developed and adopted the Action Agenda and the Investment Prospectus through a consultative process with the stakeholders of the Energy Sector, namely Donors, CSOs, NGOs and the private sector. The Action Agenda set the ambition of achieving more than 75% access to both clean cooking and electricity, while achieving at least 50% of RE in the power sector. Energy efficiency is also set to improve at a 2.6% a year. 

The SEforALL implementation is coordinated by a focal point in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. 


The United Republic of Tanzania: Ministry of Energy and Mineral - Rural Energy Agency (REA)

Invitation to Submit Application for Results Based Financing (RBF) Grants for Renewable Energy Investments in Green Mini and Micro Grids

Application Deadline is 11:00 EAT (8:00 GMT) on Friday, November 4th, 2016. 


Map of Tanzania

Country contacts

Styden Rwebangila

Ministry Energy and Minerals. 

SEforALL Action Agenda Objectives2030
Electricity Access, national>75%
Access to non-solid fuels, national 75%
Renewable Energy Capacityn.a.
Renewable Energy Output on-gridn.a.
Energy Efficiency -2.6% per year
Country Action DocumentsStatus
Rapid AssessmentFinalized
Action AgendaFinalized
Investment ProspectusFinalized

Country statistics

Access to electricity (% of population)14.8%15.3%18.9%32.8%
Urban (% of urban population)46.2%46.4%51.7%65.3%
Rural (% of rural population)3.7%3.6%4.3%16.9%
Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (% of population)1.7%1.9%2%2.2%
Population, total45.6 Million48.6 Million51.8 Million55.6 Million
Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)90.3%86.4%86.7%-
Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)51.7%32.2%42.3%-
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)93.994.6100.0-
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