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Uganda gears up for power export to Juba, Kinshasha

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is considering exporting power to the South Sudan Capital Juba and Kinshasha in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, the Energy and Mineral Development State Minister, Simon Du’janga has revealed. He says Uganda will extend electricity from Owen Falls and Karuma Dams through a …

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Gov’t faulted over failure to fulfil electricity pledge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Committee on government assurances has faulted the government over failure to fulfill pledges on extension and distribution of electricity across the country. According to the committee report authored by committee chairperson Kaps Hassan Fungaroo, despite the Rural Electrification Agency’s (REA) attempt to fulfil …

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Uganda’s increased electricity generation

  What are the implications of the commissioning of the 183MW Isimba dam for end-user tariffs? Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS WANDERA | The installed capacity of Uganda’s electricity generation increased to 1,177 MW in March 2019, following the commissioning of the Isimba Hydro Power Plant (HPP) that added 183 MW …

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Umeme earns extra sh1.4 trillion in 2018

⬆ Customer connections – 1.3M ⬆ Electricity Sales by 9.1% -Ugx1.6Trillion ⬆ EBITDA by 8.9% -Ugx354 billion ⬆ Net Cash Flow from Operations by 31% -Ugx395 billion ⬆ Capital Investments Ugx231 billion Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s main electricity distribution company Umeme have registered growth in several sectors in financial performance for …

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World’s worst power cuts since 2000

Paris, France | AFP | Massive electricity blackouts, like the one which ground much of Venezuela to a halt on Friday, have struck several times around the world since the beginning of the 21st century. – Latin America – Venezuela previously experienced a power outage on September 3, 2013, which …

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S.Africa imposes severe power cuts ahead of election

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa on Monday introduced its most severe electricity rationing in nearly five years, presenting President Cyril Ramaphosa with a major political challenge just months ahead of a May general election. The debt-laden state power utility Eskom is at the centre of the country’s …

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MPs recommend additional ugx 334bn to boost electricity use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Natural Resources committee of parliament has recommended an extra Shillings 334 billion for electricity transmission, generation and distribution projects to utilize excess power. In its report to Parliament, the committee recommends that government allocates an additional Shillings 60 billion to the Rural Electrification Agency …

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Power tariffs drop

  Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Authority has slightly reduced the electricity tariffs for the first quarter of 2019 compared with preceding quarter but not enough to stimulate industrial growth. The latest consumer tariff schedule shows that domestic consumers will now pay Shs718.9, down from Shs …

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