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Energy State Minister Launches Power Connection Loan Scheme in West Nile

The Minister of State for Energy Hon. Simon D’Ujanga, launched a Power Connection Loan Scheme for consumers in the West Nile Region, on Thursday August 28, 2014 at Arua Public Primary School in Arua District.

The scheme will enable prospective electricity consumers in the West Nile Region to acquire loans to meet the cost of wiring their houses/premises, making power connections and where necessary converting from diesel-operated systems to hydroelectricity-run systems.  The West Nile Rural Electrification Company Ltd (WENRECo) is implementing the pilot scheme in partnership with Centenary Bank and Uganda Energy Credit Capitalization Company (UECCC). If successful in the West Nile Region, the scheme will be rolled out to other parts of the country for other electricity distribution companies and financial institutions.

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Application for a License for the Establishment of the 600 MW Karuma Hydropower Plant in Kiryandongo and Oyam Districts

Electricity Regulatory Authority (‘the Authority’) has under Section 33 of the Electricity Act 1999,Cap 145, (‘the Act’), received an Application for a Generation and Sale of Electricity License from Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd.
 
The License will enable Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd to generate 600 MW ofelectricity from a hydropower plant proposed to be established across River Nile in Karuma Village, Mutumba Sub-County, Kiryandongo District and in Nora Village, Kamdini Sub-County,Oyam District. The generated power will be sold to Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited and fed into the national grid. Karuma hydropower plant will be located at latitude 20 15’ N and longitude 320 15’ E.

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ERA Issues License to ARPE Limited

Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has issued a license to ARPE Limited, trading as PAC S.p.A, for the generation and sale of 83 MW of electricity across River Achwa in Pader and Gulu Districts.  This follows the company’s application for a license submitted to ERA in March 2014, which was considered by the Authority at its 234th meeting, held on July 30, 2014.

The license becomes effective on 19 August 2014 and is valid for a period of 40 (forty) years, including the construction period, during which ARPE Limited will construct, own and operate two hydropower plants.

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Notice of Intended Application for a License for the Establishment of 50MW Wind Power Project in Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong Districts

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has under Section 29 of the Electricity Act 1999, Cap 145, received a Notice of Intended Application for a License from Senok Trade Combine (Private) Limited for the generation and sale of electricity from a wind power project proposed to be established in Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong Districts. 

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ERA Bids Farewell to Mr. Patrick Mwesige

The Board and Staff of Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), on Monday, 4 August 2014, bid farewell to Mr. Patrick Mwesige, the outgoing Director, Financial and Administrative Services.  This was at a dinner in honour of Mr. Mwesige, held at ERA House.

The ERA Board Chairman, Mr. Richard Santo Apire, thanked Mr. Mwesige for his dedicated service to ERA and immense support to the Board over the last 12 years.  He urged Mr. Mwesige to continue giving professional guidance to ERA.

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