To increase the access to electricity in rural areas from the current 3% to 51% by the year 2030.


To facilitate access to electricity in rural areas in order to contribute to enhanced living standards.


A Provider of sustainable electrification for all rural communities.

Technologies Used

To be a part of the electricity deficit solution in Zambia using appropriate technologies.


Solar Power

From inception, the Authority has undertaken a total of 423 stand-alone Solar Home System projects at various public and ... Read More


Mini Hydro Power

Mini-Hydro power has high potential in Zambia in North Western, Northern, Luapula and Eastern provinces. The Authority... Read More


Grid Extension

The Rural Electrification Authority commenced implementation of rural elecrification projects      in 2006. These projects ... Read More


Wind Energy

The Authority commenced wind assessment in Lunga District in Luapula province in 2017.      Lunga district has  been ... Read More

Useful Statistics

The REA is mandated by an Act of Parliament to provide electricity infrastructure in rural areas of Zambia


Rural Growth Centers


Km of grid extended so far


Solar Project beneficiaries


Million dollars required yearly