Our Company

Novel Energy Limited is a renewable energy development company based in Rwanda. Our company focuses on introducing new age efficient conversion technologies to revolutionise the renewable energy sector of the country.

We own and operate the assets we build and aim to be a substantial contributor to Rwanda’s national grid. We consider electricity to be a necessity and support the Government’s electrification plans.

Financial Partners

Good financial partners are keys to the success of a project. We are grateful to our financial partners for recognising and supporting our projects and vision.

Way We Think

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. It is our responsibility to create a world for our children where the environment does not require protection.


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

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Ankush Chhabria

Managing Director


Gregory Tayi



Theoneste Gatsinzi

Project Manager


Jeanne Uwingabire

Accounts Manager

Going Green

The best time to have transitioned to renewable energy was a decade ago; the next best time is today.


It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.


Once operational, our projects will contribute towards a cleaner and greener Rwanda by contributing to the following metrics each year:

Kilowatt hours


Every day we are charting new ground together and are on a lookout for talented individuals to join our team.

Open Position: Electrical Engineer (Hydro Power)

Interested in working with us? Fill out the form above with information about your self and your professional experiences and we will get in touch with you shortly


  • FONERWA to reach milestone 100,000 green jobs this year

    NewTimes: Ankush Chhabria, the man behind the project, told The New Times that they started construction in June 2015 and finished last August. “From August it took us three months for equipment installation and for the last month or so we have been in the testing phase. The plant is ready for commissioning and hopefully with the support of the utility we be commissioning in the next 10 days,” Chhabria said.

    January 8, 2017
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  • Rwandans to use rice husks for energy

    The NewTimes: Ankush Chhabria, the managing director of Novel Renewable Energy, (the implementing firm), said the produced energy will be connected to national grid. The pilot project will produce 70 kilowatt per hour and could be rolled out to other areas of the country next year, he explained.

    July 27, 2015
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  • Rwanda Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Fund for Green Revolution

    PRNewswire: Getting funding for small scale projects elsewhere is quite hard, Rwanda beats the odds,” said Ankush Chhabria, Managing Director of Novel Energy Limited. The Indian firm runs a “Power to the People” project including a 70 KW rice husk gasification plant in Nyagatare district, and a 500 KW mini-hydro power plant at Gakenke district.

    December 13, 2014
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  • PM urges accountability as green fund is launched

    The NewTimes: Ankush Chabria, the Managing Director of Novel Energy Ltd, is optimistic the Fund will have far reaching impact on small scale projects geared towards climate resilience.

    December 11, 2014
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  • Indian, Zim Companies Open Shop in Rwanda

    The NewTimes: Ankush Chhabria of Novel Energy said the firm will construct a hydropower plant that will produce almost one megawatt and set up a 70-kilowatt biomass project in coming months.

    December 29, 2014
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