The review the National Electrification Master Plan for Acceleration of Access to Clean Energy in EAC

Kenya launched a National Electrification Strategy in December 2018 intending to attain universal connectivity by 2022. These strategies employed include grid intensification, grid expansion, deployment of mini-grid and stand-alone energy service provision (solar home systems). Rwanda plans to achieve universal access by 2024, with 52% of electricity mix to be generated from renewable resources as outlined in the Energy Sector Strategic Plan of 2018/19 – 2023/24. The strategies earmarked to achieve the electricity access targets; grid extension is planned to cover 52% of electrification and implementation of the 2019 National Electrification Plan. Tanzania is at phase III of the rural electrification implementation plan through REA. The government has further advanced subsidies in obtaining an electricity connection to speed up the access rate. Consequently, the rural area overall electricity access is 67.5%.

In Uganda, the scale-up program began in work in 2003, through the Rural Electrification Board. To date, 18% of the rural population have access to electricity. Similarly, the National access stands at 26.7%, while the urban access rate is 57.5%. Besides, other programs currently running include: grid extensions to rural areas, grid densification, piloting 25 mini-grids, and the use of ready boards and the new Electricity Connections policy (ECP), whose implementation commenced in 2018. This policy seeks to make 300,000 connections per year, free for no and one pole connections.