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Isimba hydro power dam switched on, as Uganda’s hydro power production ratings improve

The 183 megawatt (MW) Isimba hydro power dam has been launched after 47 months of construction. The new dam brings Uganda’s total electricity production to 1,167MW- over 1,100 of which is from hydro power. This gives the country a rating of average producer by Africa regional standards. However, when Karuma is brought on line at the end of this year with 600MW, Uganda’s total production will jump to over 1, 700MW, putting the country among the top quartile of high electricity producers on the continent.  

UEGCL sets sights on cost and efficiency

By Jacob Okwii

In a bid to bring about efficiency in operation and lowering the costs of energy in the country, the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) has put in place an Operation & Maintenance (O&M) strategy and Business Model to govern its operation. The strategy focuses on attaining efficiency and financial sustainability through sound business principles and ensuring a long life span of its assets.

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