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About Us

Rural Energy Agency (REA) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Energy of the United Republic of Tanzania. Its main role is to promote and facilitate improved access to modern energy services in rural areas of Mainland Tanzania.

REB, REF and Development Partners

REB governs the operations of REA and oversees administration of REF.

Annual report for the financial year ended June 30th 2022

Contact Us

General Information:
Director General:
Procurement (PMU):

Mailing Address

Director General
Rural Energy Agency - REA
PSSSF Building, 7th Floor
Makole Road
P. O. Box 2153
Dodoma, Tanzania

Phone & Fax

Tel: +255 26 2323504, +255 26 2323506
+255 26 2323507
Fax: +255 26 2323507

Time Zone

Please note that we are based in Tanzania, Time zone (GMT+03:00). Although we may not be in office at times convenient for all international enquiries, we do monitor our e-mail outside normal office hours.


Both the Rural Energy Agency (REA) and the Rural Energy Fund (REF) are governed by the Rural Energy Board (REB). The Rural Energy Board consist of the following members:

  • a representative from the Ministry responsible for energy;
  • a representative from the Ministry of Finance;
  • a representative from the Ministry responsible for regional administration and local government;
  • a representative of the Private Sector;
  • a representative of the Tanzanian Bankers' Association;
  • a representative of a civic society;
  • a representative of the Development Partners;
  • a representative of consumers.


Subject to the overall direction of the Rural Energy Board (REB), REA is headed by the Director General who is the chief executive officer for the Agency as well as the Rural Energy Fund (REF).

REA has a lean management structure which has five directorates which are headed by Directors of Finance & Resources Mobilization, Human Resources & Administration, Technical Services, Market Development & Technologies and Policy Planning & Research.