Through the government funding of US$4 billion to boost electricity generation and supply in Tanzania between 2014 and 2016, big investment ventures including tourist hotels will be relieved from unreliable power supply.
Other than big cities and towns, Tanzania Electric Supply Company is currently working with international institutions to supply electricity in most rural areas of Tanzania, including the Southern Highland areas where tourist projects are springing up. Other such areas targeted for power supply projects are Lake Victoria and Central parts of Tanzania where key investment ventures are coming up. After decades of dependence on hydro-power, now, the utility company is investing heavily power generation from natural gas and coal.
Trillions of cubic liters of natural gas and millions of cubic meters of coal have been discovered in southern parts of Tanzania, bringing new hopes to see the end of power generation and supply in this African country.