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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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