Tuesday, December 6 2022 Sign In   |    Register
 

News Quick Search


 

News


Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Dec 05
Week of Nov 28
Week of Nov 21
Week of Nov 14
Week of Nov 07
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization
Feedback

 

Pro Plus(+)


Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News
  •  



    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    Tanzania : New IDA Financing to Add One Million Connections to the Electricity Grid in Tanzania


    September 28, 2022 - TendersInfo - News

     

      The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has today approved additional financing of $335 million to support Tanzanias efforts to scale up grid extension and grid densification, following the countrys important achievement of one of the fastest electricity access expansion rates in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade. The new International Development Association (IDA) credit to the Tanzania Rural Electrification Expansion Program (TREEP) will facilitate an additional 1,000,000 last-mile grid connections, including 8,500 education facilities and 2,500 healthcare facilities, as well as provide renewable energy options and clean cooking solutions to rural households. Scaling up access to modern forms of energy is an important component of the Government of Tanzanias long-term economic growth plan, said Preeti Arora, acting World Bank Country Director. We are pleased that our support to this objective over the past five years helped to provide electricity access to over four and a half million people including 5,900 education facilities, 1,664 healthcare facilities, and 14,316 business enterprises. The initial IDA financing of $209 million for TREEP was approved on May 31, 2016 and the program became effective on March 17, 2017. Implemented as a Program for Results (PforR) by the Rural Energy Agency (REA) and the Ministry of Energy, TREEP has supported the governments National Rural Electrification Program (NREP) by innovatively linking the disbursement of funds directly to the delivery of defined results and achievement of objectives, which include expanding rural access to electricity, increasing the supply of renewable electricity in rural areas, and strengthening the capacity of sector institutions to deliver on the NREP. Despite Tanzanias impressive progress in increasing electricity access from 7% in 2011 to 38%in 2020, a large gap remains between electricity access rates in urban areas (73.2%) and rural areas (24.5%) and between national grid coverage (78.4%) and overall access/connectivity rate (38%). The NREPs new Rural Energy Master Plan 2022-30 builds on the implementation experience of the Prospectus 2013-22 to provide a roadmap to reach 100%energy access by 2030. The historical emphasis on backbone grid extensions resulted in the national grid reaching 78% of villages, but remained out of connection distance for most households, said Jenny Hasselsten, World Bank Senior Energy Economist and Task Team Leader for TREEP. With this additional financing, TREEP is expected to electrify 15% of the current off-grid population which will increase the access rate in Tanzania from 38% to 45%. The additional financing to TREEP is co-financed by a grant from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) in the amount of $6 million. In addition to expanding grid connections, TREEP will support implementation of the National Renewable Energy Strategy and the piloting of a Solar Home System (SHSs) and clean cooking results-based financing programs for rural households. TREEP will also support capacity strengthening through annual sector capacity building plans and the design and implementation of a sector-wide monitoring and evaluation framework to facilitate project tracking by the Ministry of Energy, as well as collaboration between various government agencies and stakeholders. The cooking subsector in Tanzania extensively utilizes biomass, despite recent progress in the use of modern fuels, with firewood and charcoal as the primary cooking fuels for most households. This is exacting a high toll on the country in terms of premature deaths or lost productivity due to adverse health impacts from exposure, as well as deforestation and associated effects, said Mbuso Gwafila, World Bank Senior Energy Specialist and Co-TTL.

    TOP

    Other Articles - International


    TOP

       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.