REF's 3rd AGM
Energy and Power Development Minister, Hon Moyo (centre) and board chairpersons of REF, Mr W.A Chiwewe and Madzikanda of ZERA displaying surplus chaque
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Welcome To Rural Electrification Fund

The Rural Electrification Fund (REF) is a statutory body governed by the Rural Electrification Fund Act (Chapter 13:20). Its background is that post-independence Zimbabwean Government gave high priority to rural infrastructure development programmes, which included the rural electrification programme.

Benefits Of REF Products And Services

The quality of education at electrified schools has improved significantly as the authorities are able to introduce technical subjects such as computer studies, fashion and fabrics, and sciences. Electrified schools are able to retain and attract qualified staff, thereby enhancing the pass rates at the schools.

Our Services


Conventional grid electricity is an interconnected network of power stations, transmission and distribution lines for . . .


Sunlight can be harnessed by appropriate material to provide sustainable energy to meet part of the energy requirements for . . .


Electricity Transmission Poles

Electricity transmission poles are the key products produced by REF to facilitate the electrification of the rural areas of  . . .


With REF having trained biogas builders countrywide, those who need to build biogas digesters at their homesteads, farms and . . .

Social Responsibility

Community Driven projects include:

  • Villages
  • Farms
  • Irrigation schemes
  • Individual homesteads
  • Business centres and other related projects

To all our valued customers who want to have their projects electrified:

Did You Know

  • You can pay for your project in foreign currency using free funds.
  • You are free to provide your own materials such as transformers, conductor, poles etc and pay less for electrification but before you buy materials, please obtain technical specifications (materials will be subjected to quality check by REF engineers).
  • Provision of own materials in cases where REF is facing storage if materials speeds up electrification process
  • Hurry and take up the opportunity

Recent News

Bemba Mini-grid Solar System

BEMBA SOLAR PROJECT COMPLETE AND SET FOR COMMISSIONING SOON The Bemba mini grid solar system, in Matabeleland North’s Tsholotsho district is complete and the project

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Did you know !!!

  • You can pay for your project in foreign currency using free funds.

  • You are free to provide your own project materials such as transformers, conductor, poles etc for the electrification of your project.
  • Hurry and take up the opportunity