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Zanzibar (Unguja) is connected to the national (Mainland Tanzania) power grid through underwater submarine cables with a maximum capacity of 100MW. the record shows that 95% of it capacity has been reached at peak demand. Likewise, her sister island of Pemba is connected through submarine cable from Tanga (Mainland Tanzania) with a capacity of 20MW. The new development at Fumba Free economic zones which include Fumba satellite city projects, development of industrial park and an increase of tourism investment necessitates the island to generate power within.

Investment Opportunities

  • The potential source of energy available in Zanzibar as per an EU study conducted in 2017 are solar and wind.
  • Zanzibar has huge potential for oil and natural gas.

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