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Compensation squabbles delay West Nile national grid connection: UETCL

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The much-anticipated extension of grid electricity to the West Nile region hangs in balance as squabbles over compensation of landowners overshadow the end of March target. Records at Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) indicate that at least 80 people affected by the project in …

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Algeria, Italy agree to build new energy pipeline

Algiers, Algeria | Xinhua | Algeria and Italy agreed on Monday to build a new pipeline to carry Algeria’s gas and electricity to Europe. At a joint press conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said the project will make Italy “a key distributor of Algerian …

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MPs want electricity vandalism addressed before Umeme exit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has been urged to expeditiously address vandalism of electricity transmission networks before the expiry of Umeme’s contract in 2025. Lawmakers on the Committee of Environment and Natural Resources said the increasing cases of vandalism under the country’s main electricity distribution company’s (Umeme) regime were causing …

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Zambia halts electricity exports

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | The Zambian government on Friday announced that it has halted electricity exports to some neighboring countries due to reduced power generation capacity the southern African country was facing. Minister of Energy Peter Kapala, however, said the government will not completely do away with exports in order to …

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Why energy losses bite into consumers’ pockets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Theft and vandalism are some of the reasons why Uganda’s electricity sector has failed to bring down energy losses blamed for high electricity tariffs. Energy losses are the difference between the energy produced and purchased by the distributor and that sold to the final consumer. …

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Gov’t sets electricity tariffs for 2023

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has set electricity tariffs for the first quarter of 2023 beginning January to March. The new tariffs announced by the Chairperson of the Electricity Regulatory Authority-ERA, Dr, Sarah Kanaabi Wasagali, show that domestic users shall pay 250 Shillings for the first 15 units …

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