Energizing Development

GIZ, 2018 - 2021

The solar energy market in Rwanda has expanded very quickly in the last years, making it difficult for the Government of Rwanda (GoR), development partners (DPs) and companies alike to track the evolution of sales and installations and to monitor electricity access. In the absence of a centralized system to monitor off-grid solar sales and installations the GoR and the private sector are unable to know the current precise state of the market and to plan sales / support strategies to meet Rwanda’s ambitious electrification targets. The data monitoring project will answer to those needs and issues. In this context, Energising Development (EnDev) Rwanda has been contracted to take responsibility of the design and creation of a user-friendly Off-grid Monitoring and Information System (OMIS), i.e. an online data storage and analysis tool to record, monitor and analyse information on all SHS sold and installed across Rwanda by companies, the GoR or entities participating in electricity access activities.

GFA B.I.S. Services

GFA B.I.S. was contracted to implement a mainly open source based Off-grid Monitoring and Information System. The objective of the project was to provide the Government of Rwanda with tools for energy planning and decision making. In this regard, the project aimed at the creation of an information system for monitoring the changes in statistics about energy and allowing the actors of the energy sector to plan future investments on the basis of these data. The main indicators of interest were the following: supply and demand of electricity, biomass energy and oil products, access of the population to the energy services and energy efficiency.

Services provided:

  • Design of Interfaces (Javascript)
  • Database Design (Postgres)
  • Dashboard Design (Microsoft Power BI)
  • Agile Software Development (Scrum, Sprints, Gitea)