The Government is promoting small electricity projects as part of the general renewable Energy framework.
In line with this, ERA is responsible for receiving, and processing applications for new investment; and issuing permits and licences for generation, transmission, distributing or sale of electricity.
To this end more than 50 mini hydropower sites with a combined potential of 210 MW have so far been identified through various studies in Uganda .
Small hydropower sites for which no exclusive permits are in force, and which are available for any intending Developer to lodge a Notice of Intended Application with the Electricity Regulatory Authority are shown in Table below.
|Site||District||Estimated Capacity (MW)||Remarks|
|Bundibugyo||Bundibugyo||0.4||Preliminary technical studies carried out under AERDP by MEMD|
|Haisesero||Sub-county Rubanda Kabale District||0.5||No Studies|
|Manafwa||Mbale||0.15||Preliminary technical studies carried out under AERDP by MEMD|
|Miria Adua||Arua||0.1||No Studies|
|Ngiti||Bundibugyo||0.15||Preliminary technical studies carried out under AERDP by MEMD|
|Ririma||Kapchorwa||1.5||Pre-feasibility study carried out by Mt Elgon Hydropower Co. Ltd|
|Nkusi Hydropower project||Kibaale||8 – 10||No studies|