Ngaka – Makambako Line is a 400kV overhead line with a length of 200km from Ngaka, Salaam, Tanzania, to Makambako, Iringa, Tanzania.

Construction works on the Ngaka – Makambako Line project was commissioned in 2019.


The Ngaka – Makambako Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by Tanzania Electric Supply. The Ngaka – Makambako Line is a new line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Ngaka – Makambako Line project development status

The development of the Ngaka – Makambako Line project was approved by Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority and the project works were completed in 2019.

About Tanzania Electric Supply

Tanzania Electric Supply Co Ltd (TANESCO), formerly Tanganyika Electric Supply Co Ltd, is a government owned integrated power company. The company’s operations are regulated by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. It generates, transmits, distributes and supplies electricity. TANESCO generates the power through hydro and thermal power stations. TANESCO also procures electricity from independent power producers and EPPs. Its transmission system consists of 50 substations interconnected by transmission lines, and the distribution system distributes electricity and provides customer service.


All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.