Dam Keeps Lights On in Uganda


Power cuts have significantly reduced and citizens are enjoying an almost sufficient electricity supply for the first time in ten years since the Bujagali dam started producing 250 megawatts of electricity in June.
  • Uganda:  Dam Keeps the Lights On

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 29 July 2012

    For the first time in a decade, Uganda enjoys a near-sufficient electricity supply. Results have been immediate. Since the long-awaited Bujagali Dam started producing 250 megawatts ... read more »

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  • Uganda:  Museveni Meets Bujagali Dam Contractors

    New Vision, 27 July 2012

    President Yoweri Museveni has hailed Salini Costruttori, the contractors of Bujagali Hydro power project for the completion of the project which he says has helped the country meet ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Bujagali Now Generating 250 Megawatts of Power

    New Vision, 13 July 2012

    Bujagali hydro-power plant can now fully generate 250 megawatts of power, the resident construction manager of Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL) has said. read more »

  • Uganda:  Sh4.2 Billion Compensation for Karuma Power Project Starts

    New Vision, 10 July 2012

    The process of paying and resettling people whose livelihood will be affected by the proposed 600 megawatt (MW) Karuma Hydropower Project has started. read more »

  • Uganda:  Bujagali Power to Cost More

    The Independent, 6 July 2012

    As completion of the 250MW Bujagali power dam gives some businesses relief from power shortage, anxiety is shifting to the high power tariffs. To allay the anxiety, on June 11, ERA ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Umeme Feels Impact of Bujagali Power Increment

    New Vision, 14 June 2012

    Umeme has confirmed that the increased electricity supply from Bujagali Dam is already making a positive impact on the economy through increased customer collections, new ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Bujagali Dam to Be Commissioned Before July

    New Vision, 30 May 2012

    BUJAGALI Hydro Power project, expected to generate 250MWs of power is set to be commissioned within sixty days from now. read more »

  • Uganda:  Bujagali Power Lines Finally Connected

    The Observer, 8 May 2012

    The Bujagali interconnection power lines were connected to the national grid last week, one of the last steps in reining in power cuts as the country awaits the full commissioning ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Power Cuts to Reduce, Bujagali Dam Is Commissioned Today

    New Vision, 3 May 2012

    President Yoweri Museveni is set to launch $45.14m Bujagali interconnection project increasing access to less expensive and more reliable electricity supply to the national grid. read more »

  • Uganda:  Why Is Bujagali Power Expensive?

    The Independent, 11 March 2012

    Experts allege importation of faulty turbines. Is investors denial enough? read more »

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