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18
Nov

Access to electricity in Rwanda reaches 75.3% from 10% in 12 years

According to statistics, the number of households accessing electricity has increased from 10% in 2010 to 75.3% as of October 2022. The District currently having the highest rate has 99% while the lowest rate is above 50%. The total...

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30
Jun

Access to electricity in Rwanda reaches 71.92% from 10% in 12 years

According to statistics, the number of households accessing electricity has increased from 10% in 2010 to 71.92% as of May 2022. Kicukiro and Nyaruguru Districts have currently the highest rate with 97.5% and 96.6% respectively while the...

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28
Mar

More than 90% of households in Rubavu District have access to electricity

Rubavu is one of the Western Province’s Districts which have a high electrification rate.  Today more than 90% of all households in the District have access to electricity.    

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15
Feb

The updated electrification plan increases targeted on-grid connections to 70% by the year 2024

In an effort to further boost Rwanda's economy, the Government of Rwanda has committed to 100% electrification by the year 2024. Rwanda Energy Group (REG) unveiled a new electrification plan, whereby the number of targeted households...

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03
Aug

2020/2021: More than 72,000 households were provided with solar home systems

During the financial year 2020/2021, a total of 72,202 households in Rwanda got electricity thanks to solar home systems.

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29
Jul

178,221 households were connected to the national grid during the year 2020/2021

In order to accelerate economic development, the Government of Rwanda has set a target to electrify every single household in the country, either by on-grid connection or provision of off-grid solutions.

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03
Jun

RBF Window 5 – A new subsidy to enable 370,000 households get solar home systems

In a move to increase Solar Home System (SHS) installations and electrification of households in rural areas of Rwanda, the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) and Rwanda Energy Access and Quality Improvement Project (EAQIP) implemented by the...

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03
Oct

Government launches US$35 million solar project for rural households

Kigali, 3rd October 2020:  Minister of Infrastructure, Honourable Claver Gatete officially launched the Subsidy Window and the Guarantee Framework as part of the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) Project. The venture aims at connecting at...

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