In 1993, the Cabinet endorsed a revised Rural Electrification Policy. Under the policy, any rural village or settlement is entitled to request government assistance for electrification. A Rural Electrification Unit (REU) was set up within the DoE to facilitate the implementation of the policy. Since 1993, approximately 900 villages have applied to the DoE for electrical services. In 2010, 45 REPs funded by the government were completed and commissioned.