Pouyanné was also received by President Paul Kagame last Sunday.
TotalEnergies and Rwanda Development Board have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop collaboration on projects related to energies.
Different areas of collaboration entailed in the pact include:
- energy products distribution such as LPG and electric charging
- supply of LPG as a substitute for burning biomass and renewable hydro-electricity generation
- the development of power storage solutions for the electrical network
- the development of Natural Based Solutions for carbon storage
- the implementation of education and training programmes on new energies and the energy transition
It has also opened a permanent office in Kigali.
Commenting on the MoU, Pouyanne said:
- This collaboration agreement illustrates TotalEnergies' commitment to deploying its multi-energy strategy in Africa, particularly in Rwanda, a country with a booming economy
- We are pleased to seize this opportunity to work together with Rwanda and contribute to the development of its energy sector, in line with TotalEnergies’ ambition to become a global multi energy company
To date, 67.1% of Rwandan households have access to electricity.