ENERGY SECTOR IN RWANDA PRIVATE SECTOR FACILITATION FORUM

Concept Note

1. Background

Current situation of the energy sector

Rwanda’s economic growth has steadily been growing at an average rate of 8.5%. The government plans to increase the target to 11.5% in the next five year. In order for this ambitious target to be met, one of the sectors that needs to be improved is the energy sector through the access to affordable and use of modern sources of energy.

With the above economic growth, Rwanda’s energy sector has also been growing. The current consumption rate is mainly based on biomass (used mainly for cooking) which is at 85%, petroleum products (used for transport, electricity generation and industrial use) and electricity at 4%.

Efforts to increase the above consumption rate have been put in place and the current target is to increase access to electricity to 70% through use of on grid and off grid solutions. For the above target to be met, the government plans to invest in developing different energy sources (hydro, methane, geothermal and peat) with a target of developing 563 MW by the year 2017/18. Much as the government will invest heavily in development of these resources, private sector participation is also being encouraged in all the phases of the project lifecycle, including design, build, and finance, maintain and operate.

As part of facilitating the private sector, several Initiatives were developed to assist the private sector in the development of the sector. Some of these/ facilities include;

I. ESME Trust Fund

II. PSP promoted by ENDEV

III. FONERWA

I.ESME’S trust Fund

The Energy Small and medium enterprises (ESME) Trust Fund is a facility that was setup by the Russian Federation in 2009. The Russian Federation provided US$30 million in form of a grant facility to support small and medium energy enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of the ESME Trust Fund is to provide additional financing and technical assistance to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in selected Sub-Saharan African countries to strengthen their capacity to provide energy services to poor communities. Rwanda is one of the countries selected for support under the ESME Trust Fund with a total financing of US$3.5 million. The fund is provided through the world Bank and Managed by the Sustainable Energy Development Project (SEDP), under EWSA. The ESME fund managed by SEDP is earmarked to support the following activities in the energy sector:

(i) Capacity building to ensure quality and competitiveness of the private local investors in micro and PICO hydro power projects. This will be done through support to business training opportunities and technical assistance to the investors in question

(ii) Provide financing support to local energy investors into low cost solar electrification projects.

II. PSP in micro hydro promoted by ENDEV

The Private Sector Participation in Micro Hydro Power (PSP Hydro) project supports the development

of micro-hydro power plants between 100 kW and 500 kW that are constructed and operated by the private sector.

PSP Hydro develops the capacity small and medium-sized enterprises through provision of technical and business assistance, as well as provides limited co-financing (just enough subsidy on the investment cost to make projects viable, i.e. viability gap funding).

III. FONERWA

The National Climate change and Environmental Fund (FONERWA) is a facility that was introduced by the Government of Rwanda through which environment and climate change projects are financed. This facility is available to both public and private developers through;

 in kind support for proposal development ,

 performance based grants,

 low interest rate loans guarantees

2. Objectives of the forum

The objective of the proposed workshop includes the following among others:

 Provide information on some of the private sector opportunities for investment

 Provide information some of the support facilities for private sector

 interaction between the private sector players with government

3. Target group

The target groups to attend this forum are; all energy sector private investors and government stakeholders. This PRIVATE SECTOR FACILITATION FORUM is scheduled to take place on the 10th January 2014, at MININFRA Board room on the ground floor, starting at 8:00am.

Announcement about how to pay water bill

The Management of WASAC informs its esteemed customers that due to a technical problem, customers cannot pay their water bills on the sub dealers counters.

Therefore customers are advised to settle their outstanding bills to their nearest WASAC Branches or Headquarters and to all commercial banks, effective from 15th February 2014. Payment in Banks will be deposited on the following accounts:

BANK NAME

ACCOUNT NUMBER

ECOBANK / RWF

10013800738201

COGEBANQUE /RWF

130-0100053-66

BCR (I & M) /RWF

010-0005880-01-68

BK /RWF

13646-02

BK /USD

6013646-67

ACCESS /RWF

1002140100473101

GT BANK  / RWF (ex- FINA Bank)

111000997

BNR /RWF

123.00.60

BPR /RWF

400100656011

KCB /RWF 

4400277879

We further wish to advise our customers who have not received their bills to contact their nearest Antenna or Station.

The Management of WASAC wishes to thank customers for their cooperation.


 

Announcement Of Water Shortage During Dry Season 2

The Management of WASAC Ltd wishes to inform its esteemed customers who live in Kigali and its surrounding areas that during this dry season, there is water scarcity resulting from increased water consumption as there are no other alternative sources of water as it is during rainy season. 

We therefore urge our esteemed customers to practice rational use of water by reducing frequent and extravagant gardening, car washing and stop street watering. 

The Management of WASAC Ltd further urges its customers and public at large to stock water when delivered in their area to sustain periods of water shortage. 

The Management of WASAC Ltd takes also this opportunity to inform its customers that it has established a dynamic water rationing schedule, which will be published every week in different media outlets including Newspapers, TV and Radio Channels, WASACWebsite and Social Media (Twitter and Face book).

In case of  any Commercial or Technical problems please contact the following Branch Managers :

 Gikondo: ( 0788303849);

 Nyamirambo: ( 0788305792);

 Remera: ( 0788303731);

 Kanombe: (0788303793);

 Muhima: (0788307824);

 Kacyiru: ( 0788459704) and

 Nyarugenge: ( 0788557863)

or call a EWSA Toll Free No: 3535.  

For urgent technical interventions including spotted pipe leaks, please call 0788683699. 

Once again, the Management of WASAC thanks its esteemed customers for the continued patronage and cooperation.

  

THE MANAGEMENT

Water Tariffs

Water tariff:


The cost per m3 is set according to the consumption as indicated below:

Monthly Consumption 

Tariff Excluding VAT (18%)

At Public Water Kiosk 

Frw 323 @ Unit

Between 0 and 5 m3

Frw 323 @ Unit

Between 6 and 20m3

Frw 331 @ Unit

Between 21 and 50m3

Frw 413 @ Unit

Between 51 and 100m3

Frw 736 @ Unit

Above 101 m3

Frw 847 @ Unit

Industries

Frw 736 @ Unit


For more information please call our toll free line 3535 which works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Ibiciroby’ Amazi

Ikigo cy’Igihugu Gishinzwe Gukwirakwiza Amazi, Isuku n’Isukura WASAC kiramenyesha abafatabuguzi bayo ko ibiciro by’amazi nk’uko byagiyeho kuitariki ya 01/07/2012  bitigeze bihinduka ,bikaba biteye kuburyo bukurikira : 

Ibiciro kuri metre cube (m3) bibarwa hakurikijwe uko amazi yakoreshejwe 

Uko amazi akoreshejwe ku kwezi

Ibiciro bitarimo VAT (18%)

Ku tuzu twamazi

Rwf 240 @ Unit

Hagati ya 0 na 5 m3

Rwf 240 @ Unit

Hagati ya 6 na 20m3

Rwf 300 @ Unit

Hagati ya 21 na 50m3

Rwf 400 @ Unit

Hagati ya 51 na 100m3

Rwf 650 @ Unit

Hejuru ya 101 m3

Rwf 740 @ Unit

Inganda

Rwf 593 @ Unit

Kuva ibibiciro byajyaho mu kwakarindwi 2012 ntibyigeze byiyongera. 

Uwaba afite ikibazo cy’ihariye cyo kwishyuzwa arenze ayo, yakwegera ishami rimwegereye cyangwa akaduhamagara kuri 3535kugirango icyo kibazo kimenyekane kandi gikemurwe.

Ubuyobozi bwa WASAC buboneyeho kubashimira ubufatanye mudahwema kuyigaragariza.

  

 Ubuyobozi Bukuru bwa WASAC

Itangazo rimenyesha abafatabuguzi aho kwishyurira fagitire z'amazi n'ibirarane

Ubuyobozi Bukuru bw’ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe guteza imbere amazi, isuku n’isukura WASAC buramenyesha abafatabuguzi bayo bose ko kubera ibibazo bya tekinike badashobora kwishyurira aho bari basanze bishyurira fagitire z’amazi.

Guhera ku wa 15 Gashyantare 2014, abafatabuguzi bazishyurira fagitire z’ amazi ndetse n’ ibirarane byabo mu mashami ya WASAC abegereye no k’ ubuyobozi bukuru bwayo ndetse no muri Banki z’Ubucuruzi zose zikorera mu gihugu kuri konti zikurikira:

BANKI

KONTI

ECOBANK / FRW

10013800738201

COGEBANQUE /FRW

130-0100053-66

BCR (I & M) /FRW

010-0005880-01-68

BK /FRW

13646-02

BK /USD

6013646-67

ACCESS /FRW

1002140100473101

GT BANK  / FRW (ex- FINA Bank)

111000997

BNR /FRW

123.00.60

BPR /FRW

400100656011

KCB /FRW

4400277879

Abafatabuguzi batarabona fagitire zabo basabwe kugana ibiro by’amashami ya WASAC ibegereye kugira ngo abafashe.

Ubuyobozi Bukuru bwa EWSA bushimiye Abafatabuguzi ku bufatanye bakomeza kuyigaragariza.


 

Itangazo Rirebana No Gusaranganya Amazi Mu Gihe Cy’impeshyi 2

Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe gukwirakwiza Ingufu, Amazi isuku n’Isukura “WASAC Ltd” kiramenyesha abafatabuguzi bacyo batuye mu Mujyi wa Kigali no mu nkengero zawo, ko muri iki gihe cy’impeshyi amazi adahagije, kubera ko ayo mazi akoreshwa ari menshi bitandukanye n’igihe cy’imvura abantu baba bashobora kubona andi bakoresha.

Kubera iyo mpamvu, Ubuyobozi Bukuru bwa WASAC Ltd burakangurira abafatabuguzi bayo kurondereza amazi no kwirinda kuyasesagura:

- Buhira ubusitani, imbuga n’imihanda kugirango barwanye ivumbi,

- Koza imodoka mugihe bitari ngombwa

- gukoresha amazi menshi mu bikorwa rusange by’isuku mu ngo zabo.

Ubuyobozi Bukuru bwa WASAC  Ltd burasaba abafatabuguzi n’Abaturarwanda muri rusange kubika amazi mugihe bayabonye kugirango bibafashe igihe yabuze.

Ubuyobozi bukuru bwa Ewsa Ltd buboneyeho kwibutsa kandi ko bwateguye gahunda inoze

Y’isaranganya ry’amazi aboneka mu bice bitandukanye by’Umujyi wa Kigali kandi ko iyo gahunda itangazwa buri cymweru mu bitangazamakuru bitandukanye, television,kurubuga rwa WASAC Ltd (www.ewsa.rw) ndetse n’imbuga nkoranyambaga(twitter, facebook)

Mu gihe mwagize ikibazo cyangwa icyo mwifuza gusobanuza, WASAC Ltd iboneyeho kubibutsa ko mwagana amashami yayo mubarizwamo ari hirya no hino mu Mujyi wa Kigali cyangwa mugahamagara abakuriye ayo mashami:

 Gikondo: 078833849,

 Nyamirambo: 0788305792,

 Remera: 0788303731,

 Kanombe: 0788303793,

 Muhima: 0788307824,

 Kacyiru: 0788459704,

 Nyarugenge: 0788557863.

Cyangwa umurongo wa WASAC Ltd utishyurwa : 3535 cyangwa 0788683699.

Tubashimiye imikoranire myiza .

Bikorewe i Kigali kuwa, 04/06/2014

UBUYOBOZI BUKURU BWA WASAC Ltd

Itangazo Rirebana No Gusaranganya Amazi Mu Gihe Cy’impeshyi

Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe gukwirakwiza Ingufu, Amazi isuku n’Isukura “WASAC Ltd” kiramenyesha abafatabuguzi bacyo batuye mu Mujyi wa Kigali no mu nkengero zawo, ko muri iki gihe cy’impeshyi amazi adahagije, kubera ko ayo mazi akoreshwa ari menshi bitandukanye n’igihe cy’imvura abantu baba bashobora kubona andi bakoresha.

Kubera iyo mpamvu, Ubuyobozi Bukuru bwa WASAC Ltd burakangurira abafatabuguzi bayo kurondereza amazi no kwirinda kuyasesagura:

- Buhira ubusitani, imbuga n’imihanda kugirango barwanye ivumbi,

- Koza imodoka mugihe bitari ngombwa

- gukoresha amazi menshi mu bikorwa rusange by’isuku mu ngo zabo.

Ubuyobozi Bukuru bwa WASAC  Ltd burasaba abafatabuguzi n’Abaturarwanda muri rusange kubika amazi mugihe bayabonye kugirango bibafashe igihe yabuze.

Ubuyobozi bukuru bwa Ewsa Ltd buboneyeho kwibutsa kandi ko bwateguye gahunda inoze

Y’isaranganya ry’amazi aboneka mu bice bitandukanye by’Umujyi wa Kigali kandi ko iyo gahunda itangazwa buri cymweru mu bitangazamakuru bitandukanye, television,kurubuga rwa WASAC Ltd (www.ewsa.rw) ndetse n’imbuga nkoranyambaga(twitter, facebook)

Mu gihe mwagize ikibazo cyangwa icyo mwifuza gusobanuza, WASAC  Ltd iboneyeho kubibutsa ko mwagana amashami yayo mubarizwamo ari hirya no hino mu Mujyi wa Kigali cyangwa mugahamagara abakuriye ayo mashami:

 Gikondo: 078833849,

 Nyamirambo: 0788305792,

 Remera: 0788303731,

 Kanombe: 0788303793,

 Muhima: 0788307824,

 Kacyiru: 0788459704,

 Nyarugenge: 0788557863.

Cyangwa umurongo wa WASAC Ltd utishyurwa : 3535 cyangwa 0788683699.

Tubashimiye imikoranire myiza .

Bikorewe i Kigali kuwa, 04/06/2014

UBUYOBOZI BUKURU BWA WASAC  Ltd

Itangazo ryerekeranye n'ihinduka ry'ibiciro bya serivisi yo gutanga amazi kubafatabuguzi bashya

Ubuyozi bukuru bwa WASAC Ltd buramenyesha abafatabuguzi bayo ko ibiciro bya serivisi yo gutanga amazi ku bafatabuguzi bashya bihindutse ku buryo bukurikira:

- Guha amazi inyubako zituwemo n’izindi zose zihabwa amazi zikoresheje impombo zingana na DN 15, DN 20 NA DN25 mm): Umufatabuguzi yigurira ibikoresho, kandi ikishyurwa Rwiyemezamirimo imirimo ijyanye no kumugezaho amazi (labour cost). ( WASAC nta mafaranga yaka kuri iyi serivisi )

- Guha amazi abafatabuguzi bakoresha impombo ingana na DN 50 kujyana hejuru, bishyura amafaranga ibihumbi 200,000 RWF, yo gukora inyigo n’ibishushanyo ngenderwaho. Amafaranga y’imirimo yishyurwa ukwayo hakurikijwe ibisabwa mu ngano y’inyigo (Bill of quantities).

Ibi bikaba bigomba gukurikizwa iri tangazo rikimara gushyirwaho Umukono.

Bikorewe Kigali ku wa 24 Kamena 2014

 

Umuyobozi Mukuru

 

 Water Products and services

Itangazo ryerekeranye na fagitire z'amazi z’ukwezi kwa mbere, ukwa kabiri n’ukwa gatatu 2014

Ubuyobozi Bukuru bw’ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe guteza imbere amazi, isuku n’isukura(WASAC Ltd) buramenyesha abafatabuguzi bayo bose ko kubera ibibazo byatekinike abafatabuguzi ntibashoboye kubona fagitire z’amazi z’ukwezi kwa mbere, ukwa kabiri n’ukwa gatatu 2014 .

Ubuyobozi Bukuru bwa WASAC Ltd bukaba bubiseguyeho kubera icyokibazo cyabaye gitunguranye, bityo izo fagitire abafatabuguzi bashobora kuzisanga ku mashami ya WASAC Ltd bakorana. Abazaba batarazibona bazigezwaho guhera ku wa 15/05/2014.

Ku bw’izo mpamvu WASAC Ltd irasaba abafatabuguzi kwihanganira icyo kibazo inabizeza ko nta w’uzacibwa ibihano by’ubukererwe kuri ayo mezi yavuzwe. Abafatabuguzi basabwe kwishyurira muri banki zikurikira:

BK, ECOBANK, COGEBANQUE, BPR, I&M/BCR, GT BANK/FINA BANK, ACCESS, KCB na BNR.

Ubuyobozi Bukuru bwa WASAC Ltd burashimira abafatabuguzi ubufatanye bakomeza kuyigaragariza.

Bikorewe i Kigali ku wa 21/04/2014

Ubuyobozi Bukuru