Access

Electricity access

As of May 2022, the cumulative connectivity rate is 71.92% of Rwandan households including 50.61% connected to the national grid and 21.31% accessing through off-grid systems (mainly solar).

During the elaboration of the EDPRS II, the Government of Rwanda took a clear policy decision to diversify the sources of electricity from traditional dominant grid to include even off-grid connections. Subsequently, Households far away from the planned national grid coverage have been encouraged to use alternatively cheaper connections such as Mini-grids and Solar Photovoltaics (PVs) to reduce the cost of access to electricity whilst relieving constraints on historical government subsidies.

The current access targets stipulate that 100% households will have access to electricity by the year 2024. Among these households, 70% will be connected to the grid while 30% will be using off-grid solutions. 

 

District

Access rate

Bugesera

84.79%

Burera

66.99%

Gakenke

51.69%

Gasabo

63.83%

Gatsibo

61.99%

Gicumbi

68.43%

Gisagara

67.19%

Huye

66.98%

Kamonyi

55.23%

Karongi

74.71%

Kayonza

69.74%

Kicukiro

97.52%

Kirehe

80.38%

Muhanga

64.71%

Musanze

81.68%

Ngoma

82.58%

Ngororero

54.46%

Nyabihu

61.01%

Nyagatare

75.01%

Nyamagabe

65.31%

Nyamasheke

66.96%

Nyanza

63.66%

Nyarugenge

60.52%

Nyaruguru

96.63%

Rubavu

93.13%

Ruhango

87.38%

Rulindo

65.09%

Rusizi

79.35%

Rutsiro

69.62%

Rwamagana

86.61%

NATIONAL

71.92%

Ongrid

To date, 71.92% of Rwandan households have access to electricity. These include 50.61% connected to the national grid and 21.31% accessing through off-grid solutions. The plan is 100% access by 2024. To reach...

Offgrid

Offgrid

To date, 71.92% of Rwandan households have access to electricity. These include 50.61% connected to the national grid and 21.31% accessing through off-grid solutions. The plan is 100% access by 2024. To reach...

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