The government of Tanzania is looking to sell off up to 49% stake in country’s utility company Tanesco, keeping a 51% controlling stake. Energy and Minerals Minister, Sospeter Muhongo, told the EastAfrican newspaper that the state would split Tanesco’s assets into separate generation, transmission, and distribution units for the sale.
In addition it was revealed that the state-run utility would see around $1.2 billion in investment to aid in boosting electricity production to 10,000 MW by 2025, up from the current 1,400 MW.
“We invite local investors capable of generating 100 MW to 5,000 MW or more to come up. This will ensure the country has sufficient power supply for 10 or 20 years to come,” Muhongo said. Investors are being encouraged to generate electricity from coal, gas, hydro, solar, wind, and thermal to realize an energy mix that delivers reliable and cheap power.