Rwanda - Rwanda Transmission System Reinforcement and Last Mile Connectivity

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 May 2021
Signature Date 04 Jun 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Jul 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 159,486,114.48
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed operation is an ADF Loan for UA 26.08 million and ADF Grant for 33.65 million to the Republic of Rwanda, to finance the Transmission System Reinforcement and Last Mile Connectivity Project (TSRLMC). The TSRLMC Project is designed as part of the USD 670 million multidoor Rwanda Universal Energy Access program that is being co-financed by the World Bank Group (WBG), OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The Bank’s contribution will represent 40% of the program costs. The Project complements Bank’s on going transmission, on grid and off grid initiatives in the sector as well as benefit from further consolidating its leadership role as Chair of Access Energy Sector Working Group. It meets the desires of the beneficiaries (project area communities and Government Agencies) who acknowledge lack of electricity access and /or insufficient electricity supply as affecting their social wellbeing and hindering socio-economic development. Key Project components include: (i) last mile grid access, by installing 595 km of Medium Voltage (MV) distribution lines, 1,620 km Low Voltage (LV) networks, installing 585 distribution transformers; (ii) distribution network reinforcement, installing 1,720 km of LV, 563 MV lines and 658 transformers; (iii) transmission line (137 km of 110 kV line) and substations construction; (iv) project engineering, supervision, feasibility study and audit; (v) project implementation; and (vi) Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) implementation.

Project Objectives

The project development objective is to improve network reliability/stability countrywide and increase electricity access for productive users and households in the Southern region of the country as well as to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from the energy sector.


The project will benefit residents in Kigali City and Districts of Gisagara, Huye, Nyamagabe, Nyanza, Nyaruguru, and Ruhango.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-FA0-009
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name KABUNGO Arkins Mwila

Geographic Location

Country Rwanda
Coordinates Location Name
-2.40819 29.468 Nyamagabe District
-2.51704 29.696 Huye District
-2.69845 29.5237 Nyaruguru District
-2.19957 29.7699 Ruhango District
-2.61811 29.8502 Gisagara District
-2.33692 29.7945 Nyanza District