|Approval Date||27 Sep 2018|
|Signature Date||16 Oct 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Mar 2022|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23630|
The second phase of the Scaling Up Electricity Access Program (SEAP II) in Rwanda, is a three-year Results Based Financing (RBF) program starting in 2018 with the loan allocation as follows: 28.05% to improve power system reliability, 64.48 % to increase on-grid access, 3.80 % to increase offgrid access, 2.67% to strengthen institutions and for capacity building and technical assistance. This is the first operation of its kind designed to use the RBF instrument on a pilot basis. The intervention has been prepared in response to a formal request submitted by the GoR in April 2018 where they expressed readiness to pilot the RBF and in a revised version of July 2018 where they applied to allocate more resources for the program. The RBF will cover the first three years of the Energy Sector Strategy Plan (ESSP)’s period (2018-2024), for an amount of EUR229.2M or about 8.1% of the ESSP financing. The expansion and rehabilitation of the distribution network as well as the improvements in reliability will contribute to making more electricity available for consumers in the region.
The SEAP-II Program Development Objective(s) are to improve the power supply reliability, increase on and off grid access in Kigali city and in the Southern and Western provinces and enhance institutional capacity for effective implementation of the government’s electrification program.
The primary program beneficiaries include: (i) more than 193,366 customers who will be connected to the grid and benefit from a more reliable energy source; (ii) 124,800 low income customers who will be provided with SHSs; (iii) existing industrial, commercial and productive-use customers who will benefit from increased quality of service because of improved power system reliability; (iv) local contractors for supply and installation; and (v) the local population to benefit from increased employment opportunities during the project implementation. The increased access to electricity will benefit both women and men, with the expectation that 52% of beneficiaries/people will be women. It is anticipated that off-grid solutions will provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs and improve the welfare, income generation and empowerment of women and children – girls in particular – in rural areas.
African Development Bank
African Development Fund
RWANDA ENERGY GROUP LIMITED
|Last Update||20 Mar 2020|
|Name||KABUNGO Arkins Mwila|