Rural Electrification Agency of Uganda (REA)
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is a semi-autonomous institution which is responsible for executing Government’s Rural Electrification Programme. The Agency was established in July, 2003. Its major responsibilities include: planning and packaging projects for public or private investment in rural electrification and renewable energy power generation; implementation of priority rural electrification projects; administering capital subsidies for private investments; maintaining a national data base for rural electrification; advising the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on policy issues in rural electrification. The Agency has been able to procure private operators to manage 7 rural electrification distribution concessions.