Energy in Rwanda

  • How to boost private sector investment in Africa’s electricity infrastructure

    BOTSWANA, 2017/06/15 A new World Bank statement has called for increased private sector investment in Africa’s under-developed electricity transmission infrastructure, a vital ingredient for reaching Africa’s energy goals. The statement which was made available to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday by the World Bank indicated that Africa lags behind the rest of the world at the same time as it comes to electricity, with just 35 % of the people with access to power and a generation capacity of only 100 GW. According to the statement those who do have power typically consume relatively little, face frequent outages and pay high prices.
  • Kenya Power to Sell 30mw Power to Rwanda

    KENYA, 2014/12/11 Kenya Power has entered into an agreement to sell 30MW of power to Rwanda in July 2015. The sale will boost Rwanda's supply that is hampered by generation capacity shortage, MD and CEO Ben Chumo said on Tuesday. The 30MW will be transmitted through Uganda's infrastructure next it reinforces its transmission grids alongside Kenya. Kenya Power, Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL) and Rwanda Energy Group Limited (REG) have completed negotiations and established an interconnected transmission to facilitate the trade.
  • The pump price of fuel has fallen in Rwanda

    RWANDA, 2014/03/09 The pump price of fuel has fallen in Rwanda, following the implementation of the reform programme on the regulation of oil product price, according to a communique issued here Thursday by the Rwandan Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It said that since Tuesday midnight, the premium unleaded gasoline or diesel costs 1.010 Rwandan francs (US$ 1.48) a litre against the previous price of 1.030 Rwandan francs (US$ 1.51) a litre.
  • Investors Urged to Take Advantage of Opportunities in Energy Sector

    RWANDA, 2014/01/14 The private sector has been urged to take luck of business opportunities in the energy sector, a move that would boost government programmes aimed at increasing the country\'s power generation capacity. Silas Lwakabamba, the Minister for Infrastructure, said government efforts to develop the power sector cannot succeed if the private sector does not play a large part. Lwakabamba was speaking during a private sector-government forum at the Ministry of Infrastructure on Friday.
  • Rwanda' Rusumo Power Project

    RWANDA, 2013/08/09 The World Bank has approved $340 million (about Rwf220 billion) toward financing of the long-awaited Rusumo hydropower project. The project is expected to serve Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi. The regional project is part of a Great Lakes regional initiative inaugurated by the World Bank's President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during their joint visit to the region in May. The visit was in support of a UN-brokered peace agreement signed before this year to help end conflict and crisis in DR Congo and to promote economic development in the region.
  • African energy environment seems rather dynamic at present

    BOTSWANA, 2013/07/02 Cross Border Data’s African Energy Atlas 2013 has just come out. What does is tell us about the continent’s energy reserves, production and next prospects? This annual publication is largely comprised by a selection of maps detailing everything from major continental rail and road connections, patterns of political risk, energy infrastructure, country-by-country power supply, oil and gas reserves and downstream hydrocarbons markets. Maps are drawn/updated annually by ‘journalist mapmaker’ David Burles and an introductory piece describes the process of production as requiring the application of investigative techniques to obtain even the majority basic data. Data on the continent’s energy environment has been built up using “not only maps, but as well press releases, news statement and good old-fashioned journalistic legwork”.