Access

Electricity access

As of August 2022, the cumulative connectivity rate is 74% of Rwandan households including 50.7% connected to the national grid and 23.2% 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

87%

Burera

67.6%

Gakenke

55%

Gasabo

96%

Gatsibo

65%

Gicumbi

71%

Gisagara

74.4%

Huye

67%

Kamonyi

58.3%

Karongi

77.6%

Kayonza

73.9%

Kicukiro

99.4%

Kirehe

80.3%

Muhanga

66.3%

Musanze

82.4%

Ngoma

85.8%

Ngororero

55.7%

Nyabihu

61.9%

Nyagatare

74.3%

Nyamagabe

73.2%

Nyamasheke

70.5%

Nyanza

64.8%

Nyarugenge

95.9%

Nyaruguru

98.4%

Rubavu

94.7%

Ruhango

88.1%

Rulindo

65.5%

Rusizi

80.1%

Rutsiro

70.4%

Rwamagana

87.4%

NATIONAL

74%

Ongrid

To date, 74% of Rwandan households have access to electricity. These include 50.7% connected to the national grid and 23.2% accessing through off-grid solutions. The plan is 100% access by 2024. To reach this...

Offgrid

Offgrid

To date, 74% of Rwandan households have access to electricity. These include 50.7% connected to the national grid and 23.2% accessing through off-grid solutions. The plan is 100% access by 2024. To reach this...

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