Electricity Regulatory Authority

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Notice of Intended Application for a License for the Establishment of A 1MW Hydropower Plant on River Muvumba in Kabale District

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 Cacl Consulting Limited for the generation and sale of electricity from a hydropower plant proposed to be established on River Muvumba in Mukoki Village, Maziba Sub County, Kabale District. The proposed project is within the vicinity of the following coordinates;

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Notice of Intended Application for a License for the Establishment of a 12.6 MW Hydropower Plant on Rivers Sirimitiyo, Kabeywa and Bamugoya in Kapchorwa District

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 (PVT) Limited for the generation and sale of electricity from a hydropower plant proposed to be established on Rivers Sirimitiyo, Kabeywa and Bamugoya. The proposed project is within the vicinity of the following coordinates;

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Application for a License for the Establishment of a 1.1MW Maziba Hydropower Project in Kabale District

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (‘the Authority’) has received under Section 33 of the Electricity Act 1999, Cap 145, (‘the Act’) and Regulation 7 of the Electricity (Application for Permit, Licence and Tariff Review) Regulations, 2007 an Application for a Generation and Sale License from Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited.

The License will enable Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited to rehabilitate and generate 1.1MW of electricity from Maziba hydropower plant established across River Nyakizumba in Kamuronko village, Maziba Sub-County in Kabale District.  The generated power will be sold to Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited and fed into the national grid.

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New Schedule of Electricity Tariffs for Ferdsult Consumers

The Authority at its 235th meeting held on August 27, 2014 approved the End User (retail) tariffs for different categories of customers, which will be charged by Ferdsult Engineering Services Limited (“Ferdsult”), from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2016.  The Electricity end-user tariffs shown in the table below are the 2014/15 Base Tariffs and will be subject to Quarterly Adjustments for changes in the Bulk Supply Tariff, Exchange rate and Inflation.

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ERA Consults Stakeholders on Prepayment Metering Guidelines

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) held a workshop to seek stakeholder views on the draft guidelines for the prepayment metering system, popularly known as “yaka”, on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala.

While speaking at the workshop, Mrs. Ziria Tibalwa Waako, Ag. CEO - ERA, noted that metering was a very sensitive aspect of electricity usage and reiterated the Authority’s commitment to enforcing Quality of Service Standards for the benefit of electricity consumers.

The stakeholders at the workshop expressed concern over the rolling out of the prepayment metering system in view of the impact of the system on the tariff, low consumer education, auxiliary charges payable by consumers, meter testing, emergency credit, consumer rights and obligations, the quality of customer service offered by power distribution companies and utilization of prepayment metering by “sensitive” establishments such as hospitals. 

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