The Tanzanian Energy Development Access Programme (TEDAP), a co-operation project between the Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and the World Bank, aims to improve electricity service provision in urban centres and to establish basis for sustainable energy access in rural areas. Managed by the Rural Electrification Agency and financed through the Rural Electrification Fund initiated by the 2005 Rural Energy Act, the programme seeks to foster renewable electricity generation in rural areas and abate greenhouse gas emissions. TEDAP contains three strands:
- The first seeks to improve TANESCOs (Tanzania Electric Supply Company) transmission and distribution networks in urban areas and peripheries.
- The second manages the Sustainable Solar Market Development Project that supplies photovoltaic (PV) systems to public institutions, individual households and businesses in rural and remote areas. Support to these mini- or off-grid renewable energy generation projects occurs through:
- (a) Grants to private sector investments in renewable-energy related projects, providing USD 500 for each new mini-grid connection in a renewable-related project with a cap of 80% of total investment cost;
- (b) subsidies of USD 1/Watt-peak on average to power generators using renewable sources and to solar PV projects; and
- (c) grants for pre-investment studies.
- TEDAPs third strand focuses on technical support, supply, installation and provision of maintece and other associated services for the Sustainable Solar Market Development project.