In Summary
  • Jumeme was founded in 2014 to develop, build and operate mini-grids in Tanzania.

Dar es Salaam. The rural electricity supplier Jumeme is expected to extend its projects to 300 systems in 2022, which will provide power to one million people in Tanzania’s remote rural area.

Jumeme was founded in 2014 to develop, build and operate mini-grids in Tanzania.

The company is a partnership between technology and consultancy provider Inensus, renewable energy specialist TerraProjects, St Augustine University of Tanzania and independent power producer RP Global, the latter of which holds a 51 per cent share.

The company is currently rolling out its first phase of rural electrification including solar-hybrid mini-grids in the islands of Lake Victoria, as well as other 10 islands in Lake Victoria, with a population of more than 80,000 people, through off-grid solutions.

The EU head of Cooperation, Mr Jose Correia Nunes, said that ‘’access to energy is a critical element to empower people, especially women and youth.

Ensuring affordable, reliable clean and modern energy is a key area of European Union engagement with the Tanzanian government and the private sector.

Sustainable energy, especially in rural areas, is central to addressing the challenge of poverty reduction and ensuring inclusive, equitable and climate friendly economic growth”.

The first phase of the “Micro power economy roll-out project” will see 20 villages electrified by the end of 2018, though the installation of 11 solar hybrid mini-grids.

The estimated investment cost will be around Euro 5 million, part of which is financed by the European Union under the ACP-EU Energy Facility, but also through other sources such as AfDB’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and GIZ.