Rural Electrification Act 2003

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Last updated: 2 March 2018

In November 2003, the Government of Zambia enacted the Rural Electrification Act which established the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) and the Rural Electrification Authority (REA). REA's overall mandate is to increase availability and access to electricity in rural areas from 3% to 51% by the year 2030. The act declares installation of solar systems and grid extension as key interventions for increased rural electricity access.

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