The Strategic Power Partnership represents a significant milestone for both ARC Power and the Government of Rwanda, as they jointly strive to accelerate energy access and transform the energy sector across the African continent. By leveraging ARC Power’s expertise in renewable energy development and the Government of Rwanda’s commitment to sustainability, this partnership will pave the way for a brighter, cleaner future.
Under the terms of this agreement, ARC Power will collaborate closely with the national utility, Rwanda Energy Group, to identify strategic locations for grid extensions and installation of grid-tied solar generation units, known as ARCs. These units will harness the abundant solar energy resources available in the country to generate clean, reliable electricity.
This ground-breaking collaboration reflects the shared vision of ARC Power and the Government of Rwanda to address the pressing energy challenges facing the continent. By promoting renewable energy adoption and expanding access to electricity, the partnership seeks to accelerate sustainable development, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and foster economic prosperity for all Rwandans.
Speaking about the partnership, Ron Weiss, CEO of Rwanda Energy Group, commented: “We are delighted to welcome ARC Power to develop sustainable energy solutions in Rwanda. The Government is committed to providing electricity access to its entire population while ensuring that it is sourced from clean and reliable energy sources. This partnership with ARC Power will enable us to attain these objectives and enable Rwandans to improve their quality of lives and open up new opportunities for economic growth.”
Clare Akamanzi, CEO of Rwanda Development Board welcomed the investment by ARC Power expressing optimism that it will transform the livelihoods of over 40,000 Rwandan homes by giving them access to clean and sustainable electricity.
"The Government is committed to working with partners like ARC Power to drive positive change in the country through the use of innovative solutions that can be replicated and scaled in the region as well.”
Karl Boyce, CEO of ARC Power, also expressed his enthusiasm, stating: "We are thrilled to join forces with the Government of Rwanda in this unprecedented endeavour. This partnership demonstrates our shared commitment to driving positive change and promoting sustainable energy solutions. Together, we aim to set a new standard for the energy sector in Africa and serve as a model for other nations to follow."
ARC Power and the Government of Rwanda are united in their determination to transform the energy sector and uplift communities through sustainable power solutions. By harnessing the power of the sun and extending the grid infrastructure, this landmark partnership aims to empower Rwandans with access to reliable electricity, enabling them to unlock their full potential.
About ARC Power
ARC Power is a leading British renewable energy developer with a mission to accelerate the global transition to sustainable energy. Recently recognised for its progress in driving sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa, the Company won both the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and the Energy Globe World Award in 2022.
With a portfolio of mini-grid and hybrid solar projects being developed in Rwanda, Mozambique and Zambia, ARC Power is committed to creating a cleaner, greener future. By leveraging innovative technologies and collaborating with governments, businesses, and communities, ARC Power strives to deliver affordable, reliable and clean energy solutions across the region.