Regulatory review of the electricity market in Rwanda: towards crowding-in private sector investment
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This report provides an analysis of Rwanda’s electricity sector policies, laws, and regulations in relation to crowding-in private sector participation in developing national electricity infrastructure. The report is part of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and RES4Africa Foundation joint program on Regulatory Review of the Electricity Sector in Africa: Towards Crowding-in Private Sector Investment. The electricity market of Rwanda saw rapid improvements in power generation and network expansion, reaching 227 MW capacity in 2020 from more than 40 generating plants. Through the Energy Sector Strategic Plan, major investments are implemented to increase generation capacity and expand electricity services to a growing number of households through ongrid and off-grid systems. Rwanda is seeking accelerated economic and social development. The associated demand for electricity is also expected to increase significantly. Meeting this demand and established energy sector goals require a major expansion of the national electricity capacity and additional investments. In this context, complementing the public sector, the role of the private sector is expected to grow.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa; United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (2021). Regulatory review of the electricity market in Rwanda: towards crowding-in private sector investment. Addis Ababa:. © UN. ECA,. https://hdl.handle.net/10855/47810”
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