A long term plan for least cost development of Generation, Transmission and Distribution plans for socio-economic development of the country.
In 2008, the Government through the Ministry of Energy and Water Development adopted a new National Energy Policy (NEP) which took into account the changes in the energy sector at national, regional and international levels. The objective of the new policy is to create conditions that will ensure the availability of adequate supply of energy from various sources, which are dependable, at the lowest economic, financial, social and environmental cost consistent with national development goals.
As part of the implementation of the new National Energy Policy, the Government decided to develop the Power System Development Master Plan (PSDMP) whose objective is to provide a blueprint for Power System Development in the country up to the year 2030. The plan highlights least cost expansion options for Generation, Transmission and Distribution in the country.
The PSDMP has prioritized power generation projects which when developed would add a total of 4,337 megawatts to the National Electricity Grid. The estimated cost of implementing the plan is US$9.5 billion for generation projects, US$2.3 Billion for transmission projects and US$179.7 Million for distribution projects. The total estimated cost is therefore US$12.1 Billion by the year 2030.