Singida – Babati Line is a 400kV overhead line with a length of 150km from Singida, Singida, Tanzania, to Babati, Manyara, Tanzania.

The project, which is currently under construction, is expected to be commissioned in 2021.


Singida – Babati Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Tanzania Electric Supply. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

The development of the Singida – Babati Line project has been approved by the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority.

Singida – Babati Line project development status

The construction works on the Singida – Babati Line project were commenced in 2019 and commissioning is expected in 2021.

Contractors involved

Kalpataru Power Transmission was appointed by Tanzania Electric Supply to undertake the construction works on the Singida – Babati Line project.

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.


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