Access

Electricity access

As of end of the year 2022, the cumulative connectivity rate is 77% of Rwandan households including 51.1% connected to the national grid and 25.8% 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

94.5%

Burera

68.5%

Gakenke

58.2%

Gasabo

97.4%

Gatsibo

68.8%

Gicumbi

75.1%

Gisagara

76.2%

Huye

71.8%

Kamonyi

60.9%

Karongi

80%

Kayonza

78.9%

Kicukiro

99.4%

Kirehe

83.5%

Muhanga

68%

Musanze

84.2%

Ngoma

89.1%

Ngororero

64.9%

Nyabihu

67.5%

Nyagatare

77.2%

Nyamagabe

81.9%

Nyamasheke

73.2%

Nyanza

69.3%

Nyarugenge

97.1%

Nyaruguru

99.9%

Rubavu

95.8%

Ruhango

91.4%

Rulindo

68.1%

Rusizi

81.3%

Rutsiro

72.5%

Rwamagana

91.3%

NATIONAL

77%

Ongrid

To date, 77% of Rwandan households have access to electricity. These include 51.1% connected to the national grid and 25.8% accessing through off-grid solutions. The plan is 100% access by 2024. To reach this...

Offgrid

Offgrid

To date, 77% of Rwandan households have access to electricity. These include 51.1% connected to the national grid and 25.8% accessing through off-grid solutions. The plan is 100% access by 2024. To reach this...

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