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Karuma Hydropower Dam defects fixed

The contractor set to come up with a new commissioning plan Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Karuma Hydropower Dam, the country’s flagship power project, now has all identified defects fixed but it is likely to miss the June 2022 target date for commissioning. Executives at the state-run Uganda Electricity …

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Government takes over Namanve Thermal Power Plant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited-UEGCL has taken over the management of the 50MW Namanve thermal plant from Jacobsen Uganda power plant company limited. In 2007, the government and Jacobsen entered a build, own, operate and transfer-BOOT agreement to establish the heavy fuel …

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UEGCL sends staff for retooling in Zambia

This comes as the company plans to switch on Karuma Dam  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) on Feb.08 flagged off some of its staff to Zambia to acquire more skills and enhance the institution’s capacity to manage operations of electricity generation facilities countrywide. …

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UEGCL to light 60 villages in Kayunga district.

Nearly 60 villages in Kayunga district are set to be connected to the national electricity grid to boost the socio-economic status of the population, according to Eng. Harrison Mutikanaga, the managing director at the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mutikanga, who was accompanied by …

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Uganda gets Shs2.7bn from Sweden for solar energy

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited has secured Shs2.7bn grant from Sweden’s Swedfund to conduct feasibility studies for floating solar development in the country. | THE INDEPENDENT | UEGCL Chief Executive Officer, Harrison Mutikanga and the Sweden Ambassador to Uganda Maria Hakanson signed memorandum of understanding in Kampala on Oct.12. “The …

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Multi-billion Isimba and Karuma Hydropower Dams: How Chinese loan ‘spillovers’ are creating new growth opportunities

Ugandan government has in the past years faced harsh criticism over regular borrowings from China Import Export Bank to facilitate development of infrastructure projects including hydropower dams, roads and possibly soon the planned Standard Gauge Railway. But the Chinese loans have also had a fair share of positive aspects to …

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Isimba street lights installed after Nankabirwa directive

Kayunga, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Kayunga district leadership has installed street lights on the bridge to Isimba dam following a directive by Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Ruth Nankabirwa. The minister made the directive while starting her tour of the energy sector on Sept. 14 at the 183 …

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