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Umeme completes $3.4m Mukono electric circuit project

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Power distributor, Umeme has put to use the Mukono North substation after constructing lines to link the facility with consumers, it said in a Nov.05 media release. The utility firm has erected poles and strung cables from the facility in the areas of Mukono including …

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MPs demand release of over 500 land titles held by UETCL

  Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament are demanding for the release of 568 land titles taken from residents of Masaka district by Uganda Electricity and Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) for mutation. The MPs  under the Natural Resources committee who are on a field visit to establish the …

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Delayed UETCL compensation Irks Lwengo residents

 Lwengo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of residents, affected by the Masaka-Mbarara power transmission line, are angered by the delays in their compensation by the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company-UETCL. The government through UETCL considered upgrading the 132 KV transmission line between Masaka and Mbarara to 220 KV capacity to provide …

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Achwa power station ready to generate power- UEDCL

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited -UEDCL, says the Achwa 2 hydro-electric power station is ready to generate power for distribution to domestic and commercial end-users in northern Uganda. The 42 megawatts hydroelectric power plant is located in Angagura sub county along the Achwa river …

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Gov’t fails to utilise UGX 4 trillion loan for electricty projects

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is yet to utilize over 4 trillion shillings meant for electricity projects throughout the country. According to the loan performance report of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development on loans under the sector, presented before the National Economy Committee in Parliament, …

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MPs recommend additional ugx 334bn to boost electricity use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Natural Resources committee of parliament has recommended an extra Shillings 334 billion for electricity transmission, generation and distribution projects to utilize excess power. In its report to Parliament, the committee recommends that government allocates an additional Shillings 60 billion to the Rural Electrification Agency …

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EAST AFRICAN BLACKOUT: Uganda disconnected from Kenyan grid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) has confirmed that the cause of the power outage that has left several areas in East Africa in a blackout, was in Kenya. Corporate Affairs Manager UEGCL Simon Kasyate told Uganda’s Daily Monitor that they had established the cause …

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Karuma dam construction reaches 71%

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Physical progress of works (civil, hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical) of the construction of the 600MW Karuma hydro-power dam is now at 71% completion rate ahead of official commissioning in December next year. The dam, which is constructed under the ground, is costing the government of Uganda …

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