The Rural Energy Master Plan is Tanzania’s tool for planning and implementation of rural energy provision. It covers the twelve-year period from 2019 until 2030, and builds on existing plans and strategies for rural energy provision, including the Energy Policy and the Rural Electrification Prospectus, and the progress that has already been achieved in rural energy provision.
The Rural Energy Master Plan’s main topics are electricity and cooking energy. It provides a plan for expansion of electricity provision through grid extensions, mini-grid development, and stand-alone solutions (for example Solar Home Systems, and an action plan to ensure increased use of improved solutions for cooking. The Rural Energy Master Plan includes an implementation strategy which may guide the activities of the Rural Energy Agency (REA) and other key stakeholders and actors in rural energy access.