Rwanda Sets Feed-in Tariffs for Hydro

By Paul Gipe


The central African country of Rwanda has joined neighboring Uganda, and Kenya in introducing feed-in tariffs.

The Renewable Energy Feed-in law by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency in Kigali 9 February, 2012.

The Rwanda tariffs apply own to small hydro and to only a limited amount of capacity, 50 MW.

Contract terms are only three years, but the law specifies that the tariffs cannot be reduced.

The tariffs will be reviewed in the second year of the program to be implemented in the third year.