In this blog, Ben Garside and Davida Wood discuss whether customer-sourced data can help unpick the problems of electricity supply in Tanzania.
At least two-thirds of Tanzanians don’t have access to electricity (NBS 2016), but the gap is being reduced through expansion of the grid by the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) and efforts by other private businesses like Mwenga Hydro Power, Ensol, Power Corner, and Rafiki Power.
By Basil Malaki The problem of unreliable power in Tanzania Access to energy can transform the economic outlook of any country. Yet getting access to a reliable electricity supply remains a huge challenge in Tanzania. Frequent power cuts and voltage fluctuations make it difficult for businesses to operate and for domestic users to go about […]
By Ben Garside, senior researcher in the Shaping Sustainable Markets research group at IIED With the energy sector expanding, how can the perspectives of local communities and end users shape future power? At a workshop that I attended in Tanzania a broad range of stakeholders came together to look at electricity provision (both on and […]