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Tanzania Electrical Energy Supply Company - TANESCO

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Electricity, as a form of energy, is used in everyday life in lighting, heating and
running numerous machines, tools and apparatuses in industries, offices and in
our homes. The supply of electricity in Tanzania is controlled by the Tanzania
Electric Supply Company (TANESCO). 

Service Line Application and Provision of Quotation.


i. The customer is required to pay application fee Tshs 5, 000/=
   and fill in application form for power supply.
ii. Attach all necessary documents: one photograph of the customer and wiring diagram
   of the house/buildingproperly drawn and rubberstamped by the registered electrical
   contractor who undertook the wiring.
iii.Submit your application form to TANESCO HQ, Regional or District offices.
iv.Power interconnections prices are as follows;

  • An urban customer, the price is Sh320, 000.
  • A rural electrical connection at distances less than 30 meters without pillars is Sh177, 000.
  • Rural customers requiring electricity one way and one pillar, the price is Sh337, 740.
  • Urban customers through one by one pillar the price is Sh 515, 618.
  • Rural customers who built one way and two pillars the price is Sh454, 654.
  • Urban customers who built one way and two pillars price Sh696, 670.

v. Power supply will be connected to your building.


i. TANESCO will undertake service line survey within seven days from the date when
   the customer returns service line application form properly filled in and with all
   necessary attachments

ii. If the customer has filled in the service line application form and has provided all
   necessary attachments (one photograph of the customer and wiring diagram of the
   house/building properly drawn and rubberstamped by the registered electrical
   contractor who undertook the wiring), the customer shall be given a quotation:

iii. Within 7 working days where the service line does not exceed 30 meters from the
    nearest pole.

iv. Within 10 working days where line extension is required (of not more than 100mts).

v. Within 14 working days where new networks have to be established or if supply is required
    for industrial and commercial customers.

Service Line Construction

If the customer has paid all monies owing and met all other obligations stipulated in the
Service Line Form, and if, where applicable, all instalments have been paid, the following
time frames shall apply for provision of supply:

i. Within 30 working days where the existing infrastructure can be used (within 30m from
   the nearest appropriate  connective pole)

ii. Within 60 working days where lines extensions of not more than 100m (that is when
   the customer is located between 30m and 100m from the nearest TANESCO appropriate
   connective pole).

iii. Within 90 working days where new networks have to be established or if High Voltage Lines
    extensions are required for industrial and commercial customers (that means if there is no nearby
    infrastructure to supply the applicant).


Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 29-10-2018
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