Rwanda to host Renewable Energy for Sustainable Growth conference

On 14 October 2017 at 07:19

The Renewable Energy for Sustainable Growth Matchmaking conference and Exhibition will take place in Kigali Convention Centre and Radisson Blue from 19th to 20th October 2017.

The event is set to venture into the Rwandan renewable energy market and provide an international business and partnerships platform by highlighting attractive investment opportunities.

The two-day conference and exhibition for renewable energy will engage private and public sector players for networking, dialogue, technology exhibition and knowledge exchange to scale-up the use of renewable energy for sustainable growth and focus on small and medium hydropower project development in Rwanda and the region.

The conference will bring together over 200 participants from international, regional and local players in the energy sector, through a combination of in-depth panel and expert discussions with senior-level members from the government and key business leaders and pioneers.

The conference is expected to forge strong connections with potential business partners through extensive networking sessions and business match-making, identify technology solutions from leading providers.

Also the meeting will help engaging financiers and investors interested in the Rwandan renewable energy market, exchange know-how with counterparts.

The current energy generation (2017) is at 210.9 MW installed capacity. Power Generation mix is currently diversified as follow: hydro power 48%, thermal 32%, PV 5.7%, methane-to-power 14.3%.

According to the Rwanda Energy Group Report as of August 2017, Rwanda has achieved 40.5% access rate, of which on-grid access represents 29.5 % and off-grid access 11%.

Rwanda plans to achieve Universal access of 100% by 2023/2024; with on grid connections representing 52% and off-grid 48% by 2023/2024.