Reports from the Kenya Nation says Tanzania is facing power shortages until March 2024 due to drought and poor maintenance of its gas-powered plants. The Tanzania electric supply company (TANESCO) currently generates 1,990 MWs for the whole country but has a shortage of 400 MWs due to low inflow of water and maintenance issues. 65% of the national output is from gas. This is not the first time the country is facing serious power issues. There had been severe power outages in December 2017 and January 2022.