Dynamics of the quantity and quality changes of the rural electric power distribution systems compared to the urban systems was analysed. It was found out that in 2006-2011 at the 18% growth of electric energy consumption by rural households approx. 0.5% development of the distribution systems, through which these households are supplied with electric power, was reported. Nonetheless, values of indicators which characterize the quality of supply of recipients have not deteriorated. The degree of use of the line capacity is still low. The issue, from the point of view of the electric power system capacity, are small fragments of overloaded distribution networks, improvement of which is first of all justified by the intensification of existing networks capacity, not by development.