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Delegates from the Transmission Company of Nigeria visits REG

The members of Transmission Company of Nigeria visited the Rwanda Energy Group (REG) on 17th February 2017 to share and have a brief interaction session with REG and its subsidiaries management.

The members whose visit was of its kind in Rwanda wanted to share experience in different operations of Rwandan utility. Among the needed area of interaction were utility leadership, utility financial reporting, complaints handling mechanism, consumer protection and advocacy.

Other areas REG management and transmission company members shared experience were tariff setting/ Review in the Energy Sector, Overview of Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution in Rwanda and Overview of Energy Sectors resources harnessing and governance in Rwanda.

The Chief Executive Officer of REG, Jean Bosco Mugiraneza while addressing the team which was composed of General Managers and Deputy General Managers from Transmission Company of Nigeria, noted that REG and its subsidiaries have achieved an outstanding performance in energy generation in recent years. 

He said REG through its subsidiary Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) recorded the energy generation capacity increase from 76MW in 2010 to 208MW in 2017, bringing the current total installed capacity to 208 megawatts, with the Government projecting 563 megawatts power generation in 2018.

Jean Bosco Mugiraneza, the Chief Executive Officer of REG while addressing the delegates from Transmission Company of Nigeria at REG Headquarters boardroom

He said the service delivery has been improved tremendously through existence of EUCL branches country wide in each District. This has enhanced the number of connected households to 30% (27% on-grid and 3% off-grid).

The boost of power generation is an outcome of successfully completed power projects including 25 MW gas-to methane power plant by KivuWatt/ Contour Global, an IPP project which commissioned the plant successfully in January 2016.

Current electrification rates stand at, 100 per cent of hospitals, 85 per cent of health centers, 92 per cent of administrative sector offices and 54 per cent of primary and secondary schools.

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