Access

Electricity access

As of September 2021, the cumulative connectivity rate is 66.8% of Rwandan households including 48.4% connected to the national grid and 18.4% 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 a 100% households access to electricity by the year 2024 while productive users will be all connected before the end of the year 2022. To achieve this target, REG intends to increase the number of new connections by 500,000 every year, including 200,000 on-grid and 300,000 off-grid.

District

Access rate

Bugesera

76.3%

Burera

57.1%

Gakenke

40.2%

Gasabo

61.1%

Gatsibo

49.3%

Gicumbi

59.6%

Gisagara

57.8%

Huye

60.1%

Kamonyi

45.9%

Karongi

57.4%

Kayonza

60.8%

Kicukiro

98.5%

Kirehe

70.2%

Muhanga

56.5%

Musanze

74.9%

Ngoma

72.2%

Ngororero

45.4%

Nyabihu

51.8%

Nyagatare

60.1%

Nyamagabe

53.4%

Nyamasheke

50.8%

Nyanza

56.5%

Nyarugenge

59.7%

Nyaruguru

91.4%

Rubavu

85.6%

Ruhango

78.7%

Rulindo

54.9%

Rusizi

72.7%

Rutsiro

63.1%

Rwamagana

79.3%

NATIONAL

66.8%

Ongrid

To date, 66.8% of Rwandan households have access to electricity. These include 48.4% connected to the national grid and 18.4% accessing through off-grid solutions. The plan is 100% access by 2024. To reach this...

Offgrid

Offgrid

To date, 66.8% of Rwandan households have access to electricity. These include 48.4% connected to the national grid and 18.4% accessing through off-grid solutions. The plan is 100% access by 2024. To reach this...

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