Governnments of Zambia, Tanzania, and Kenya planned to develop Zambia-Tanzania-Kenya Power Interconnector Project from Zambia through Tanzania to Kenya. The project covered the construction of a bi directional 2200 KM, 400 MW double circuit 400 kV power transmission line. The project was to be carried out in 3 phases. Phase 1 was to build a transmission interconnector from Pensulo sub station near Sereje in Zambia to Mwakibete sub station near Mbeya in Tanzania. Phase 2 was to reinforce the Tanzanian transmission system to allow for the transfer of the necessary power. Phase 3 was to build the interconnector between Arusha in Tanzanian and Nairobi in Kenya. The project would promote power interconnection across the continent and facilitate the creation of a Pan African power market, stimulate the development of new power generation projects and electricity export potential, improve the quality of power to Northern Zambia (via Kasama) and Western Tanzania (Sumbawanga), and reinforce the national grid in Tanzania and make Tanzania an operating/trading member of the SAPP.