Peak demand was recorded at 1026 MW in 2016 with the average figure being around 950 MW, representing a steady increase in recent years up from 851MW in 2012. Through the various policies and strategies that the country has in place predictions expect this trend to continue at a rate of 12-15% annually. The main drivers are the general economic growth, the planned expansion of industry and rural electrification.
Electricity Consumption in 2014
|Commercial and Public Services||22.9||1,141|
|Agriculture / Forestry||3.6||180|
|Final Electricity Consumption||100||4,976|
Energy generation for the year ending June 2016 was measured at 6,448 GWh, distributed to 1,743,820 TANESCO customers, itself an increase on the previous years 1,502,474. The Government of Tanzania reporting a per capita consumption of 137 kWh/year. The World Bank figures from 2014 show a 30% overall electrification rate being 57% in urban areas and 18% in rural, with an ambitious national target in place for the current Government of 75% by 2033.