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UEDCL tackles Bundibugyo electricity challenge

Electricity consumers in Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts want power distributor to meet their expectations Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Imlan Lutaaya, 24, the proprietor of Kuteesa Metal Works, a six months old welding startup, located in Nyahuka Town Council, Bundibugyo District has his eyes on the new power distributor …

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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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Uganda lost Sh25 billion to vandalism, power theft in 2020

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government through the Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited -UEDCL made a loss of sh25.5billion in 2019/2020 financial year due to vandalism and power theft.  UEDCL operates various businesses like leasing out electricity distribution infrastructure to UMEME, electricity pole plant operations and electricity distribution in eight …

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Intermittent power supply ruining business in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The business community in Kanungu District is bothered by the intermittent power supply in the area.  Kanungu depends on the 33 KiloVolt (KV) Rukungiri-Kanungu and Muhanga-Rugyeyo power line. But, according to residents, the line blacks out often leaving them in total darkness for longer hours, …

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UEDCL revenues jump to Shs70bn

Technology, network expansion and investments in a new pole plant will drive revenues up going forward, executives say | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited has reported a sharp rise in revenue from Shs54bn in FY2017/2018 to Shs70bn in FY2018/2019 citing increased electricity network in rural areas. Paul …

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Isingiro residents protest lack of power supply

Isingiro, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Ngarama parish in Ngarama Sub County, Isingiro district are protesting the delayed connection of their area to the power grid by the Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL).  The affected residents are from the villages of Ishozi, Ngando, Biharwe, Mitooma, Kamutinda, Kyamburara, Rugando, Bushenyi, …

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UEDCL seeks $3.1million to expand pole plant

Plan will support government’s development targets relating to electricity distribution countrywide Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited is seeking US$3.1million (approx. Shs11billion) to start construction of its mega pole production plant in Wakiso District. Paul Mwesigwa, the managing director for UEDCL said on Aug.17 that …

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Northern Uganda to endure unstable electricity supply until April

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Power consumers in Northern Uganda will continue experiencing unreliable electricity supply until April when alternative power line from Achwa 2 hydroelectricity plant is switched on. Power consumers in the region currently rely on an erratic power line from Jinja which snakes to Tororo, Soroti and …

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