Rural electrification. Power distribution  Renewable energy



National Electrification Programme Prospectus

Country : Tanzania .
Client : REA - Rural Electrification Agency. EWURA, MEM (Minstry of Energy and Minerals), TANESCO
Start Date : 26 Aug 2012
Completion Date : 15 March 2014
Value of services : 640 000 $
Funder : NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation)
Associate/Partner : PConsult (Preben Jorgensen)
Description :
The objective of the assignment was to prepare a national Electrification Program Prospectus, with the objectives of systematically engaging potential financiers (principally donors and the private sector) and raising financing for the scale up program. This document, with a sector investment plan and policy framework, formed the basis for a coordinated sector-wide framework for Tanzania’s national electricity scale up program.
Description of the Actual Services Provided The Consultant undertook the tasks specified below to prepare the National Electricity Access Program Investment Prospectus, presenting a five-year plan for extending electricity access (including densification) that achieves Tanzania’s electrification targets and integrates technical, financing, and implementation planning components.
Task 1 – Geospatial analysis of least cost access plan for grid (LV/MV) roll out investment plan and off-grid complement for scale up coverage targets with the help of the GEOSIM tool
Task 2 – Review of least cost bulk power generation and network expansion program, including regional interconnections and generation
Task 3 – Implementation Readiness of REA and TANESCO
Task 4 - Sector financing plan and gap analysis
Task 5 - Proposed performance metrics (pilot basis) for financing based on performance
Task 6 - Prospectus for donor syndication of financing gap
Task 7 - Government, Donor-Private sector Workshop, Prospectus finalization, transfer and training
Task 8 - Pre-feasibility analysis of sub-projects for implementation during 2012-2016
Additional tasks were also performed during the project extension focusing on
- Stakeholder meetings for financing the rural electrification
- Low cost design technology demonstration
- Private sector involvment in Tanzanian