- Monday, 08 September 2014 15:29
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The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), under Sections 29 and 33 of the Electricity Act 1999, is mandated to award Feasibility Study Permits and Licenses for the Generation and Sale of Electricity to intending Independent Power Producers.
ERA has granted Permits to companies intending to undertake feasibility studies and other activities leading to the development of grid-connected solar Photo Voltaic (PV) projects of up to 49 MW. It is notable that the current reverse solar tender process under the Global Energy Transfer for Feed-in-Tariff (GETFiT) solar facility will add a total of 20 – 30 MW of solar PV to the National grid. Furthermore, the Authority has received Expressions of Interest for the development of grid-connected solar PV plants adding up to 986 MW.
- Monday, 01 September 2014 09:40
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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.
Application for a License for the Establishment of the 600 MW Karuma Hydropower Plant in Kiryandongo and Oyam Districts
- Monday, 25 August 2014 10:34
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- Friday, 15 August 2014 06:59
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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.
Notice of Intended Application for a License for the Establishment of 50MW Wind Power Project in Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong Districts
- Friday, 08 August 2014 16:21
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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.