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Solar and wind energy in Uganda

The Ugandan government recently reached an agreement with Hussain bin Jassim Al-Nowais, head of Amea Power, an independent power producer (IPP) based in the United Arab Emirates. The IPP wants to build four solar and wind farms in two regions in Uganda. New renewable energy projects will be implemented in Uganda. It is the promise … Continue reading Solar and wind energy in Uganda

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In 2018, Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia made significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects

Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries ensuring that their Independent Power Producers (IPPs) receive protection against payment risks that often contribute to their failure. The Facility supports small and mid-scale renewable energy IPPs (from 50 to 100MW) in sub-Saharan Africa by helping these projects … Continue reading In 2018, Benin, Burundi, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia made significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects

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East Africa’s Largest Solar Power Plant Starts Operations in Soroti, Uganda

D’Ujanga Simon, Minister of State for Energy, together with representatives of Access Power (www.Access-Power.com), EREN RE (www.EREN-Groupe.com) and donors celebrated today the inauguration of the solar power plant in Soroti. Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new 10 megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity … Continue reading East Africa’s Largest Solar Power Plant Starts Operations in Soroti, Uganda

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Concentrated Solar Power plant launched in Uganda

The Concentrated Solar Power plant, with full capacity at 1.6 MW, benefitting over 20,000 customers, is the largest in East Africa. One of the largest Concentrated Solar Power plants in East Africa has been inaugurated in Uganda on Kalangala Island in Lake Victoria, as the region sets the pace in electricity generation investments. The Concentrated … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power plant launched in Uganda

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UNEP to help East Africa tap 500 MW of geothermal energy

The beneficiaries’ country of geothermal power will include Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.    The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) will assist six East Africa states to tap 500 MW of geothermal power in the next five years. Programme Manager for the UNEP’s African Rift Geothermal Development Facility Meseret Zemedkun told Xinhua in Nairobi … Continue reading UNEP to help East Africa tap 500 MW of geothermal energy

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Solar energy in Uganda: two solar power plants, with a total capacity of 20 megawatts

Uganda currently generates about 600 MW of electricity, most of it from three hydropower plants on the Nile. ERA estimates electricity demand is growing at 10 percent annually mainly due to economic expansion.    Uganda said on Wednesday four foreign and domestic firms would build two solar power plants, with a total capacity of 20 … Continue reading Solar energy in Uganda: two solar power plants, with a total capacity of 20 megawatts

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Time for Uganda to explore its wind energy potential

According to Uganda’s renewable energy policy 2007, wind data collected by the country’s meteorology department concluded that wind energy is available and sufficient for power generation especially in the south western part districts of Kabaale, Ntungamo, Kisoro and around Mt Elgon,Karamoja areas with the average wind speed at 4m/s(meters per second). Wind energy potential can … Continue reading Time for Uganda to explore its wind energy potential

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Geothermal Energy Projects Skyrocket

According to the “2013 Geothermal Power: Internal Market Overview,” 70 countries are moving forward with nearly 700 projects, rocketing expected global geothermal capacity to reach 12,000MW by the end of 2013. “There are so many projects moving forward that just a year or two ago were ideas on paper,” says Ben Matek, the report’s author. … Continue reading Geothermal Energy Projects Skyrocket

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WWEA welcomes introduction of GET FiT in Uganda

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) felicitates the Government of Uganda on the launch of the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (GET FiT) Programme in cooperation with its international partners. The WWEA has been at the forefronts for urging governments to devise such policies. The GET FiT Uganda programme will set a commendable precedent for … Continue reading WWEA welcomes introduction of GET FiT in Uganda

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