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Ensure the provision of electricity to all rural areas.


5pc of Rural public Institutions Electrified



Sept. 9, 2022

Three-quarters of rural public schools, clinics, extension offices and other public institutions are
now electrified through the Rural Electrification Fund

Previous Updates

Electrification in Mt Darwin.



April 4, 2023

ZESA installed a transformer and a 2*feeder pillar at the Independence celebration venue in Mt Darwin.

Rural Electrification Fund powers 9 700 schools



Dec. 13, 2021

The Rural Electrification Fund has powered over 9 700 schools across the country.

The Rural Electrification Project



Dec. 13, 2021

Commissioning of the Zhilo-Shale Electrification Project in Umzingwane district, which was done through the Rural Electrification Fund (REF).

Kariba Rural Electrification



Sept. 10, 2021

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) commenced electrifying parts of rural Kariba including Magororo-Musambakaruma and Mola-Siakobvu.

Electricity Supply by the Rural Electrification Agency



May 22, 2020

Rural Electrification Agency (REA) had provided electricity to 59% of primary schools, 70% of secondary schools and 85% of rural health centres in Mashonaland East province by the 22nd of May 2020. 129 institutions had been electrified in Mudzi district.

Electricity supply in Chikomba District


Nov. 29, 2021

The Rural Electricity Authority (REA) has connected five schools, three business centers and a rural health clinic in Chikomba District at a cost of US$385 000

90 000 rural institutions connected to electricity grid



Oct. 19, 2020

The Government has connected over 90 000 rural institutions, including business centres, schools and chiefs’ homesteads, to the national grid since the launch of the National Renewable Energy Policy in 2017.

Electrification of 42 institutions (schools, clinics and service centres) and homesteads in rural provinces.



Dec. 18, 2019

42 institutions (schools, clinics and service centres) and homesteads were electrified in rural provinces. 

Connecting to the grid and Installation of prepaid meters at 31 of the 35 targeted institutions in rural areas.



Dec. 11, 2019

Under the Rural Provinces Grid Extension projects, 31 of the 35 targeted institutions comprising schools and clinics have been grid electrified, with prepaid meters connected.

The Rural Electrification Fund (REF) has set aside $8,6 million for energy development projects countrywide.



Dec. 5, 2018

The Rural Electrification Fund (REF)  set aside $8,6 million for energy development projects in the country which aim at increasing access to electricity in rural areas. The fund has earmarked 335 energy projects countrywide which will increase access to electricity in rural areas from 27,7 percent to 60 percent.