The Rural Energy Agency (REA) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Its main role is to promote and facilitate improved access to modern energy services in rural areas of Mainland Tanzania. REA became operational in October 2007.
REA aims to give electricity access to 75% of rural Tanzania by 2025 and achieve full coverage by 2030.
In December 2021, REA announced it has already reached 69.6%, exceeding the target of 50% by 2020.