Access

Electricity access

As of October 2021, the cumulative connectivity rate is 68.17% of Rwandan households including 48.72% connected to the national grid and 19.45% 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, 69.1% will be connected to the grid while 30.9% will be using off-grid solutions. 

 

District

Access rate

Bugesera

81%

Burera

60%

Gakenke

43%

Gasabo

61%

Gatsibo

55%

Gicumbi

63%

Gisagara

60%

Huye

63%

Kamonyi

50%

Karongi

61%

Kayonza

66%

Kicukiro

100%

Kirehe

74%

Muhanga

61%

Musanze

77%

Ngoma

78%

Ngororero

48%

Nyabihu

55%

Nyagatare

66%

Nyamagabe

59%

Nyamasheke

54%

Nyanza

60%

Nyarugenge

60%

Nyaruguru

99%

Rubavu

90%

Ruhango

83%

Rulindo

59%

Rusizi

76%

Rutsiro

67%

Rwamagana

85%

NATIONAL

68.17%

Ongrid

To date, 67.1% of Rwandan households have access to electricity. These include 48.6% connected to the national grid and 18.5% accessing through off-grid solutions. The plan is 100% access by 2024. To reach this...

Offgrid

Offgrid

To date, 67.1% of Rwandan households have access to electricity. These include 48.6% connected to the national grid and 18.5% accessing through off-grid solutions. The plan is 100% access by 2024. To reach this...

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