232,000 households connected with electricity in 2019

By IGIHE
On 7 January 2020 at 02:40

The Government of Rwanda has continued to intensify efforts of connecting households, public institutions, and industries with electricity to both national grid and off-grid systems. Statistics from Rwanda Energy Group (REG) show that in 2019, a total of 232,000 households (52%) were connected with electricity where 147,000 households (38.2%) are on-grid and 85,000 households (14%) off-grid, mainly using solar solutions.

The numbers were announced recently during a staff meeting as REG management and staff reviewed 2019 performance in Kigali, Kamonyi, and Bugesera.

Ron Weiss, REG Chief Executive Officer reminded the staff about REG joint commitment with the Government of Rwanda to achieve 100% of households’ access to electricity by the year 2024.

To achieve the target, REG targets to have 500,000 new connections every year.
One of the objectives REG has for 2020 is to provide electricity to the remaining 10 geographical sectors that have no access to electricity so far.

REG also plans on increasing power supply by replacing single-phase motors to three-phase sharing transformers, with the aim of providing long-distance electricity supply that will be used in power grids, mobile towers, data centers, aircraft, shipboard, unmanned systems, as well as other electronic loads larger than 1000 watts.

REG thanked its staff for the commitment they exhibited in providing impeccable service and urged them to continue with the same spirit throughout the year.

Ingabire Marie Immaculée, Transparency International Chairperson observed that REG has made strides in fighting corruption.

In 2019, Transparency International Rwanda released the Rwanda Bribe Index report that placed REG at the top among institutions dedicated to fighting corruption. The report rated REG corruption cases at 5.3% from 12.93% in 2018.

Robert NYAMVUMBA, Chairperson of the Board at REG urged staff to embrace transparent practices and strive to provide better services to all Rwandans.

"We have a common objective of expanding from 221 Megawatts of grid power in 2018 to 556 Megawatts in 2024. We wish that by that time no Rwandan will be using torchlights or firewood. All that goes with effectively managing the resources we already have and putting them to use to serve Rwandans across the country."

Ingabire Marie Immaculée, Transparency International Chairperson observed that REG has made strides in fighting corruption.
232,000 households have been connected with electricity in 2019
Ron Weiss, REG Chief Executive Officer reminded the staff about REG joint commitment with the Government of Rwanda to achieve 100% of households’ access to electricity by the year 2024.
Robert NYAMVUMBA, Chairperson of the Board at REG urged staff to embrace transparent practices and strive to provide better services to all Rwandans

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