Nyagak Hydropower station has been officially installed and the people in the Westnile sub region are to receive a 24 hour electricity supply. The station will enable WENRECo to connect up to 6000 households with prepaid meters costing over US$18.5m. The German government has committed a total funding of around US$40m for the West Nile energy sector.
According to the document released, the hydropower station is to be inaugurated by President Yoweri Museveni.
The 3.5MW station in Paidha, Zombo District was developed by the West Nile Rural Electrification Company Ltd. (WENRECo) with the support of the World Bank and the German government through its development bank, KfW, the hydropower plant will be the principal source of power generation, substantially replacing thermal generation.
The Hydropwer station has been financed by the German government’s KfW Bank through the Government of Uganda.
The document says that KfW on behalf of the German government is supporting the Government of Uganda in developing a second hydro power plant on the Nyagak river (Nyagak III, 4.4 MW) to ensure that West Nile’s increasing demand for electricity will be supplied by reliable, clean energy.”
WENRECo, a subsidiary of Industrial Promotion Services (IPS), was awarded a 20 year licence to generate and provide electricity in the West Nile region in April 2003.
Mr. Mahmood Ahmed, AKDN Resident Representative in Uganda observed, “This is the result of close collaboration of development partners to overcome the challenges of providing clean, reliable and affordable electricity to rural populations and looked forward to more rural electrification.”
WENRECo will therefore now and in the immediate future, focus on increasing and extending access while improving the reliability of the grid.
Nizar Juma, the IPS Chairman said that they expect that increased access to electricity will not only accelerate the economic growth of the West Nile region, but will also improve quality of life for the people in the region by providing light for students to study, refrigeration for vaccinations, access to clean water and new prospects for businesses and job creation.
written by fake rolex , September 18, 2012