PanAfrican Energy supplies Additional Gas for power generation through the high pressure pipeline hub at Dar es Salaam.
Industrial markets are also served by a low pressure ring main distribution system. To meet the needs of its industrial customers, PanAfrican distributes gas through a network that consists of 50 kilometers of low pressure pipeline, three pressure reduction stations and two separate connections to the 16″ high pressure pipeline. This network, operated by PanAfrican, currently supplies 38 industrial customers in the Dar es Salaam area.
In addition, PanAfrican has introduced a pioneering project, whereby it provides compressed natural gas (CNG) for use in vehicles, by hotels and industries beyond the reach of the low pressure pipelines. These CNG projects are the first to be developed in East Africa.
Depending on infrastructure additions, there is the potential for significant growth in demand for natural gas.
Annual growth in Tanzania’s energy demand is currently averaging between 7 and 9 percent. Over the next ten years, peak electrical demand is forecast to increase by approximately 100 MWs per annum. This presents an enormous opportunity for PanAfrican to provide clean energy and contribute towards powering Tanzania’s development.