The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), has broad objectives, including protecting stakeholders’ interests and ensuring service providers financial viability is sustained. In achieving these objectives, the Authority, among other things, issues licenses, formulates and enforces quality codes and standards, reviews and determines rates and charges, approves Power Purchase Agreements, ensures security of supply, energy efficiency, and promotes effective competition and economic efficiency.
The Electricity Supply industry in Tanzania is dominated by the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO), which is a vertically integrated utility, wholly owned by the Government. TANESCO owns and operates the interconnected Main Grid (220 kV, 132 KV and 66 kV) connecting the major load centres.
In 2011 the Government engaged Aggreko (100MW) and Symbion LLC (112 MW Dar es Salaam + 105 MW Dodoma and Arusha) to generate power on short-term basis due to prevailed drought conditions. Contracts for these EPPs have ended. However, Aggreko has signed another contract for its Ubungo Plant (50 MW) for six months in order to reduce the deficit while waiting for commissioning of Kinyerezi I and Gas Pipeline projects