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No dividends for Umeme shareholders

The electricity firm H1 profits increased by 33% to Shs64bn | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor, Umeme, has withheld payment of an interim dividend to its shareholders despite recording a 33% growth in profit after tax to Shs64bn for the six months period ending June.30. The company executives said, the …

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Isimba dam shutdown

The energy minister says nobody will be punished until investigations are concluded | THE INDEPENDENT | The abrupt shutdown of the 183MW Isimba hydropower plant on Aug.08 continues to cause anxiety amongst Ugandans, with many urging authorities to penalize those that caused the error. However, speaking as the main guest …

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Isimba hydropower station shutdown for three weeks

Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has shutdown the 183MW Isimba Hydropower Plant in Kayunga district. In a notice to the general public on Tuesday, Ruth Nankabirwa, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development revealed that the plant was shut down on August 8th 2022 following operational challenges that led …

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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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