Title: Rwanda Energy Policy

Languages: English

Type: Document

Published: March 17, 2015

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: Rwanda

Sectors: Energy and Power

Keywords: Sector, Energy and Power


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A key principle for the development and implementation of this energy policy is the empowerment of local companies. Therefore, the policy promotes, when deemed necessary, leasing government owned power plants to the private sector for operation and management in order to increase efficiency and create market opportunities for local business (Provision 2.4.4).

Also, the policy aims to engage local enterprises in the energy sector by ensuring transparency and equity. “For example, the legal and regulatory framework for developing off-grid solutions will be streamlined to attract more local private investors and operators. While provisions to ensure that local content is a feature of new energy investments is already incorporated into concession agreements, new policy measures include standardizing “local content” guidelines suitable for different categories of projects, incorporating clear language on requirements into PPAs, and systematically monitoring compliance for local content participation” (Provision 2.4.5).

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