Facilitation by Government

The Government of Rwanda recognizes the role energy plays in boosting the socio-economic development of the country, and as such is undertaking a variety of initiatives to attract direct private investment in the energy sector including reducing tariffs for consumers to promote industry and exports and drafting laws on electricity and gas which have been submitted to Parliament for approval.

These important laws also reinforce the function of the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency, which will provide the regulatory framework for private investors. With new interconnections between Rwanda and the sub-region, there is the potential for the country to share power with its neighboring countries through a common power pool and possible export and import of power. The Energy consumption is by far dominated by biomass (wood fuel, charcoal, vegetal residues) then oil products and the rest electricity.

 

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