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Masaka - Mwanza Transmission Line Project

The 220kV-400kV cross-national Transmission Line project is composed by:

(i) Overhead power line, for the transmission and distribution of electricity between the cities of Masaka (Uganda) and Mwanza (Tanzania); and

(ii) substations for the interconnection of the energy systems for the supply of energy for consumers along the line route.

The project objectives are to: Enhance electricity trade among East African countries and, particularly, between Tanzania and Uganda, contributing to the establishment of the Eastern Africa Power Pool Improve security and reliability of electric power supply in the region. Foster economic development and regional integration Improve operational and technical performance of the interconnected grids

Project Status
The project is in the feasibility stage (S2B), and update of the 2011 feasibility study was launched. By the end of 2022, financial resources mobilization process started to carry out the ESIA and RAP required to complete the Feasibility Studies

Financial needs
In the short term, for the ESIA & RAP financing will be required; the amount has not been determined yet

Private sector opportunities
There is experience with PPPs in transmission lines in Uganda and Tanzania. Moreover, the development of transmission lines in all Eastern Africa proves the maturity of the project