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ERA plans cheaper electricity for those using cookers at home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electricity Regulatory Authority- ERA, has approved a new tariff plan that is aimed at reducing electricity bills significantly for industries and domestic cooking. According to the new tariff structure, homeowners using electricity for cooking will pay Shillings 412 per kilowatt-hour (unit) starting January 2022. …

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Stop scaring Umeme on concession, government cautioned

 Umeme concession talks limits capital mobilization efforts Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least eight out of 10 Ugandans want the electricity sector to undergo some kind of reform with a hope that this will improve service delivery, according to a mini-survey. The poll survey featured 161 high net-worth individuals, …

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Concession delays could result in Karuma electricity losses – Umeme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor Umeme has appealed to parliament to review the laws that affect the power sector, especially those that directly affect the pricing of power to the final consumer. The high cost of electricity and the unstable supply are the major concerns presented by electricity users …

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Uganda closes in on electricity connectivity target despite backlog

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has so far completed 9,800 electricity connections out of the 110,000 targeted connections for this year, under the Electricity Connection Policy. The policy implementation resumed in March after a three-month suspension starting in December 2020. Electricity companies implementing the connections had already …

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Gov’t potentially owes UGX 1.5 trillion to Umeme on concession loss

Umeme operates, maintains, upgrades, and expands the electricity distribution system within Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor Umeme Ltd is owed by government close to US$400 million (1.5 trillion Shillings), equivalent to a whole month’s national revenue, as investment costs that are yet to be recovered by the company. …

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UEDCL takes over power distribution in Bundibugyo

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited-UEDCL has taken over power distribution in Bundibugyo district. It replaces the Bundibugyo Energy Cooperative Society- BECS. In 2009, Bundibugyo Energy and Cooperative Society won the concession to manage the power line in the district. According to the concession, the …

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