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Umeme to install another substation in Entebbe

The substation will solve load, demand and power reliability challenges faced by Entebbe township Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Power distributor Umeme plans to install an additional substation in Entebbe municipality by December this year. This stems from the growing demand for power in the municipality and the need to provide …

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Ministers, PS differ on electricity concessions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uncertainty surrounds the electricity industry following continued criticism of the current management regime which has seen all business segments largely managed by private sector companies. Earlier this year, President Yoweri Museveni said that the cost of electricity in Uganda had remained high partly because of …

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Rockefeller funded project to light up homes, businesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A coalition of global energy sector leaders have launched an integrated energy pilot project dubbed ‘The Utilities 2.0 Twaake’ in Uganda with the aim of lighting up homes, businesses. Coordinated by Power for All and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, the project unites Umeme Ltd, …

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Operation komboa cuts power losses back to17.9% – Umeme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 4,000 people have been arrested in the ongoing crackdown on power theft, conducted by police and electricity distributor Umeme. The operation dubbed “Komboa” order redeem, was launched in Kampala in March before being rolled out to other regions to reduce the power loss levels. …

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Suspension of free connection policy fueling power theft in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The suspension of the free electricity connection policy by the government has been identified as one of the push factors for illegal connections and power theft in Masaka sub-region. According to reports from the power distributor Umeme Limited, 30.4 percent of the power supplied to the …

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Police, UMEME launch operation on power theft in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Police and Umeme enforcement teams in Masaka City on Thursday spent the better part of the day in running battles with residents over illegal power connections. The operation dubbed “Komboa” begun from Nyendo Township, a suburb in Masaka city. It was characterized by scenes …

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