Rwanda Energy Group’s (REG) CEO, Ron Weiss, has announced that off-grid solutions will be included among his plans to achieve the 563MW target set for 2018, ESI Africa reported.

The aim of the plans is to ensure that at least 70 % of households in Rwanda are connected to power. Weiss told The News Times that he is well aware of the goals and is in the process of reviewing them before making recommendations on the next steps.

“I am familiar with the targets of this country. I am in the process of looking into the feasibility of the target so I can recommend to the minister what to do next,” he said.

The target has been set to have off-grid solutions contributing about 22% of all connections by 2018.

“I think one of the most important things is to increase off-grid solutions. This will increase the process of making power accessible,” Weiss added.

Currently, REG has a generation capacity of 208MW, less than half of 2018 target, while the connection rate is currently at about 32%.