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Rural Electrification Fund (Zambia)


Period
1995 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
Rural Electrification Authority

African partners
Government

Names of African partners involved
Government of Zambia

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
SIDA, World Bank

Geographical scope
Country

Countries where active
Zambia

Sectors
Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention

Type of technical assistance

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing
Grant, Equity

Main objectives
The Rural Electrification Fund is a crucial instrument to drive energy access in Zambia. The fund is managed by the Rural Electrification Authority. It comprises public budget, consumption tax that is collected by ZESCO and additional contributions

Main activities
The REA uses the fund to invest in the expansion of rural grids and projects that use renewable energy resources. The agency has realized some mini-hydro power stations, solar power and hybrid mini-grids as well as grid extension

Comments

Sources
https://www.africa-eu-renewables.org/market-information/zambia/governmental-framework/

Contact information
info@rea.org.zm

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