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06:48
06:48

Power Outages Hit Hard Moroto Hospital, Business Community 3 1

The unreliable power supply has caused losses to both the business community and government institutions.
15:25
15:25

Gov’t Faulted over Failure to Fulfil Electricity Pledge power supply 1

The committee also said in 2006 Government assured the people of Kabale district that the Mini Power Station Maziba Mini Hydro power station commissioned in 1963 would be rehabilitated and was expected to be operational by 2011, but to date nothing has been done.
10:40
10:40

Power Blackouts Frustrate Business in Moroto 1

Dr. Patricia Litho, the Head of Communications at Rural Electrification Agency, REA faults the community in Karamoja for constant bush burning, something she notes has affected electricity poles. Dr. Litho notes that much as there may be human weaknesses in operations and management of power in the region, bush burning has a huge impact on power supply.
19:33
19:33

Uganda Preparing for Surplus Electricity westnile power 1 5

The electricity sector went through a number of changes including liberalization, which allowed in private sector investments. Uganda Electricity Board was unbundled to create three successor companies. Those included Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited, Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited and Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited.
01:48
01:48

Government Offers Free Electricity Connections To Households 1 6 Top story

The policy launched by Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi comes amidst concern about low electricity access despite increased power generation in the country.
16:45
16:45

Power Outage Paralyzes Business in Moroto 2

Martin Okuyo, the area manager UEDCL in Moroto attributes the power outages on the rains that have affected poles. Without divulging details, Okuyo said that the team is on the ground to rectify the situation.
10:07
10:07

Why Umeme Is Lobbying For Early Renewal of Concession power tariffs 2 1

A source at Energy ministry told URN on condition of anonymity that Umeme officials have been using different lobbyists to convince President Museveni and Energy Minister, Engineer Irene Muloni, to commence early negotiations to have the current twenty- year concession extended beyond 2025. The Company which already has running loans from the World Banks International Finance Commission reportedly plans to borrow close to 1.2 trillion shillings in loans for network expansion as it eyes the Karuma and Isimba dam generation.
10:11
10:11

New Report Paints Gloomy Picture for Electricity Access hydropower 1

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, is not only a question of satisfying households basic energy needs.
07:22
07:22

NGO Questions Gov't Over Electricity Exports power exports 2

James Banabe Isingoma, the Acting Director of Energy Resources Development, defends the power exports.
09:35
09:35

Experts Warn on Hydropower Dam Construction Due to Skills Gap eskom uganda 1 2

Mutikanga says Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited is looking on countries with more developed capacity in hydropower to train young Ugandan professionals to take jobs in news dams.
13:54
13:54

Can Uganda Achieve Universal Electricity Access by 2030? renewable energy 4 1 Top story

Dr Frank Sebbowa, a former Chief Executive Officer, in an interview expressed doubt on Ugandas ability to meet the National Development Plan aspirations. He noted the fact that power generation in the country is likely to double from the current 825 MW to 1757 by 2020.
16:48
16:48

Is It Time to Rethink Hydropower Dam Construction in Uganda? renewable energy 2 1

The government plans to increase hydropower generation from the current 825 Megawatts to 2500 Megawatts in the next two years or 2020. Two flagship large hydropower projects are under construction. Karuma is expected to produce 600 MW while Isimba will have 180 MW of power generated.
18:22
18:22

Experts Meet In Kampala For Energy Investments 3 1

Muloni said apart from Solar and Geothermal energy sources, government is exploring into the potential of producing power from wind in some of the areas.
07:43
07:43

Western Uganda to Get Ten Mini Hydro Power Stations renewable energy 1 2 Top story

Henry Jumba, an Electric Engineer with the Company says the project feasibility studies were completed in June 2016. The nine mini hydro stations are expected to produce 0.5MW - 1.5MW of electricity for use in the communities as well as supply to the main electricity grid.
17:36
17:36

Ministers Meet To Scale up Geothermal Energy Globally eskom uganda 1

More than 200 participants from governments, business leaders and geothermal experts are discussing the challenges and opportunities associated with scaling-up geothermal energy.
16:56
16:56

Govt Acquires Land for Karuma Compensation ministry of energy 1 Top story

Persons affected by Karuma power Dam construction could be compensated by the end of this year, almost five years after they were asked to vacate their land. The affected persons have been waiting for over five years to be physically relocated but the government had not secured the required land.
13:04
13:04

Uganda Gears Up For Inaugural Future Energy Conference geothermal energy 1

Uganda is gearing up towards hosting the inaugural Future Energy Uganda conference where it is expected to showcase the enormous energy investment potential. The inaugural conference in Kampala from 12-13 September 2017 is expected to attract investors and decision makers to explore areas of renewable energy like geothermal and solar that are still under exploited.
14:28
14:28

Lightning Caused Thursday National Power Blackout umeme power company

The lightning according to sources hit installations at Nalubale switch yard leading to a tripping in generation at all the three hydro power stations Kiira, Bujagali and Nalubale.
21:15
21:15

Generation Failure Causes Country-Wide Power Blackout umeme 1

Umeme blamed the power outages on what it called a technical problem affecting generation in most parts of the country. The Outages in some parts of Kampala last for about three hours before power was restored.
15:59
15:59

Uganda Signs Nuclear Deal With Russia nucler energy 1 1

Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and lately Ethiopia have so far signed memoranda of understanding with Russias state atomic energy body, ROSATOM, to exploit the vast uranium deposits for power.
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