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Electricity Access

To date, 42% Rwandan households have access to electricity, connected to the national grid (31%) or through off-grid systems (11%). As the target is 100% access to electricity, a plan has been elaborated to ensure that this target is reached in 7 years (by 2024).  

As the Government of Rwanda is promoting alternative sources of electricity such as solar home systems, a parallel policy has been approved to encourage people to make productive use of the power on the national grid, in order to bridge the demand-supply imbalance, while making economic sense of future energy investments. In 5 years (by 2022), 100% productive users will be connected.