The deployment of decentralised electricity systems based on renewable generation technologies and mini-grids small, self-contained generation -- will dominate the second Africa Energy Forum which opens in Kampala next week.
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited Corporate Affairs Manager, Simon Kasyate in a statement confirmed that ARTELIA EAU ENVIRONMENT and KKATT CONSULT LIMITED are the new Owners Engineer OE for the Isimba 183MW Hydro Power Project.
Government secured a loan of US80 million about Shillings 290 Billion from the Islamic Development Bank to finance the construction of the 160 kilometers high voltage power line from Opuyo substation to the proposed Moroto substation.
Lawmakers on the National Economy committee have asked parliament to authorize government to borrow 120 million dollars from World Bank to finance the expansion of electricity infrastructure in South Western region of Uganda.
There is excitement in Otuke as government moves to connect the district onto the national electricity grid through the Rural Electrification Program. The two-billion-shilling project will extend power from Apala in Alebtong district, through Otuke up to Abim district.
Laborers working on the Kaberamaido-Dokolo power line have staged a strike over none payment of their salaries. The strike stems from failure by the contractor Power and City to pay casual laborers working on the power line.