The early-stage financing helped the British-based developer finalise the initial phase of the project. They constructed four mini-grid generation systems serving six distribution networks. These networks now supply electricity to 14 villages in Bugesera and Gatsibo Districts. They have connected more than 10,000 people, 153 microbusinesses and 3 critical services to electricity for the first time.
Rwanda has set a target of universal energy access by 2024. ARC Power is about to collaborate with the Rwandan government to accelerate progress by building grid-connected mini-grids and standalone systems.