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 governs the operations of REA and oversees administration of REF.
Rural Energy Agency - REA
PSSSF Building, 7th Floor
P. O. Box 2153
Tel: +255 26 2323504, +255 26 2323506
+255 26 2323507
Fax: +255 26 2323507
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.
The Rural Energy Fund (REF) was established by
The Rural Energy Act, 2005 for the purpose of providing grants to qualified
project developers. The Fund represents a mechanism by which the Rural Energy
Board (through REA) fulfills its mandate.
The Fund Provides resources for:
The Fund does not provide grants towards the operating or debt service costs
of any project or developer.
The Eligibility Criteria Documents provide details on how project developers
can access assistance from REA.
The sources of income for the Fund consist of monies as may be provided:
A Trust Agent (currently CRDB Bank Plc) is responsible for disbursement of grant payments from the Fund
and ensuring that any pre-conditions set by the Board for making a grant
payment are met by developers.