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    Mini-Grid Developers

    Welcome! This Portal provides comprehensive information for investors interested in developing renewable mini grids in Tanzania. It was developed under SREP (Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program). SREP was prepared under the leadership of the Government of Tanzania, through a National Task Force led by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM). The broader objective of SREP is to catalyze large-scale deployment of renewable energy in Tanzania, including a specific component on mini-grids.


The Mini-Grids Information Portal's Licensing section provides an overview of procedures, prerequisites and required documentation for obtaining generation, distribution, and supply licenses for small powerplants.

[Licensing Section]


Mini-Grid development in Tanzania may receive fincancing aid from REA. The required documentation and an overview of the procedure is presented in a dedicated relevant section of the Mini-Grids Information Portal.

[Financing Section]


The Library section of the Mini-Grids Information Portal caters to the need of project developers to have all relevant legislature and relevant documents collected at one place, easily accessible, and up-to-date.

[Library Section]


To help mini-grid investors get an overview of facts about specific areas in Tanzania, the GIS section presents geographically anchored information (rural electrification, MV&HV lines, powerstations, etc.).

[GIS Section]


The Portal allows the self-registration of state authorities, local authorities, financing institutions and other entities of relevance to mini-grid development. Their details are gathered in the Directory section.

[Directory Section]


The Transactional Advisory Services Facility (TASF) provides experts to support developers to strengthen mini-grids operating models, increase their commercial viability and, ultimately, bankability.



13 Jul 2016

The new “Electricity (Electrical Installation Services) Rules” have come in force. Any person who conducts electrical installation activity must apply to EWURA for a license.

11 Apr 2016

JUMEME has just celebrated the operational launch of its project, which will bring solar hybrid mini-grids to electrify more than 100,000 people and 2,340 small businesses in Tanzania’s rural centres.

19 Oct 2015

All hydropower plants are being switched off because a lack of rain has led to low water levels in the country's dams. Hydro-electricity generation has fallen to 20% of capacity, making it difficult for the dams to operate.

15 Oct 2015

IFC launched a $5 million program to develop a market for mini-grids. The initiative aims to bring affordable, off-grid renewable energy to households and businesses in rural Tanzania.

The Portal is maintained by a Working Group comprising representatives of Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM), Rural Energy Agency (REA), Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), National Environment Management Council (NEMC), Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA), Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) and Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO).


The development of the Portal was supported by IFC / World Bank Group.





The development of the Portal was supported by IFC / World Bank.

Design and Implementation: Exergia S.A.