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The SEED program has accomplished the following with its first partner country, Rwanda:

  • Worked closely with development partners and the private sector to create a shared vision for and approach to rural electrification
  • Identified $20 million per year immediate savings for the national utility and developed an energy efficiency program with the utility to capture savings
  • Identified concrete opportunities to that will help the government partner meet its rural electrification targets to grow access to electricity from 22% to 70% in two years using a combination of on-grid and off-grid technologies
  • Revealed $1B long-term savings through an integrated resource plan and worked with utility on initial implementation
  • Built capacity with the national utility to develop, own, and update an integrated resource plan to guide energy procurement, demand management, and rural electrification decisions
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