Index rank 116

Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  115  117  117   
Energy Security  117  117  117  D
Energy Equity  121  123  125  D
Environmental Sustainability  52  57  53  B
Contextual Performance  93  92  91   
Political Strength  84  86  89   
Societal Strength  101  93  93   
Economic Strength  89  91  83   
Overall Rank  109  114  116  BDD
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Fossil Fuel Reserves

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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 24.1
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.46
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.11
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 1,469 (IV)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.34
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 0.14
Population Access to Electricity (%) 14.8
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Index Commentary

Tanzania drops two places in this year’s Index to rank 116 overall. The country performs poorly on the energy security dimension, challenged by a high reliance on energy imports, a domestic electricity generation portfolio that is largely hydropowered and vulnerable to droughts, and a high percentage of transmission and distribution losses. Tanzania ranks very low on the energy equity dimension with gasoline that is not affordable, and less than 15% of its population has access to electricity. Once the country develops economically and is able to provide modern energy services to a larger share of its population, it will face the challenge of continuing to meet growing demand while maintaining its currently small environmental footprint. Contextually, performance across most indicators tends to remain low, apart from notable improvements in health, education, and macroeconomic stability.