500,000 Jobs Created From Solar Interventions In Rural Areas – REA

In a statement, the agency said it has been able to deploy over 1,650km of solar street lights, improving power, security and economic growth in rural areas.

It stated that from 2020 to date, REA has provided power to over 7.5 million people including 1.5 million households, delivering 130 mini-grid projects, including 1.3 million standalone home systems.

It added that in response to subsidy removal, it is implementing interventions to develop electric mobility, mini-grids, distribute home systems, and deploy streetlights, potentially supporting up to 250,000 households in the coming year.

“REA completed 1,403 projects under the capital budget, delivering solar street lights, mini-grid projects, standalone home systems, and grid extension works.