Tanzania, Kenya to link their power grids

Tanzania and Kenya are to interconnect their national power grids. To make this possible, Tanzania will construct a 400kV power transmission line. The project, costing Tanzania € 182 million, will help improve the reliability and quality of power supply and enhance economic and social development in the region.

The East African reports that the interconnection with Kenya will benefit Tanzania most, as it helps the country deal with power fluctuations. Connecting the grids enables the two countries to supply each other with excess power. The construction project will begin in the first quarter of 2015 and will be finished in 2016. The project will also upgrade certain substations.

The plan also involves upgrading the Singida substation to 400kV and supply electricity to villages along the transmission line.

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