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IEA Africa energy report paints bright future

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The reports says Africa’s natural resources aren’t limited to sunshine and other energy sources. It also possesses major reserves of minerals such as cobalt and platinum that are needed in fast-growing clean energy industries. Africa is set to become increasingly influential in shaping global …

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Uganda abandons hydro project near Murchison Falls

  Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda has scrapped plans to construct a hydro power station near Murchison Falls, an official said Wednesday, a project tourism operators had warned would irreversibly scar one of East Africa’s natural wonders. Cabinet agreed the proposed 360-megawatt project on the Victoria Nile in Murchison …

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Electricity crisis frustrating investments in West Nile -Leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political, civil and cultural leaders in West Nile, Acholi and Lango regions have tasked the government to improve electricity coverage as a way of promoting a conducive investment environment. West Nile region currently has 7.5 megawatts of hydroelectricity, which can only manage small scale industries …

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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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