Tanzania Ministry of Energy Announces Power Exports by 2015

Tanzania Energy and Minerals Minister Prof. Sospeter Muhongo announced that Tanzania will be able to export surplus of gas generated electricity by 2015.

The announcement was made at a recent inspection of the construction of the upcoming Mtwara to Dar Es Salaam gas pipeline.


The 512 km long pipeline is estimated at USD 1.2 billion and will have the capacity to transport 784 cubic feet of gas per day, and generate 3,920 MW of electricity.

According to the Minister Kenya has already enquired to purchase 1,000 megawatts of electricity from Tanzania.