Summit to Unlock Investment in Energy Infrastructure
The East Africa Energy & Infrastructure Summit that ran side by side with the Africa Energy Forum (Off the Grid) that was held at the prestigious Kampala Serena Hotel from 6th to 8th February 2018 exposed HPAUL to many great funding and opportunities. Multinational companies like Power Africa and Symbion Power, to mention but a few, have expressed willingness to support hydropower operators and developers in Uganda to unlock its potential.
Over 2000 key players in the energy sector from different parts of the world, including investors, developers, donors, financiers, government and private sector attended. Eng. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development assured participants of the immense potential that exists in Uganda.
Other high profile personalities that graced the event include HE Deborah Malac, the US ambassador to Uganda and HE Attilio Pacifici, head of EU Uganda Delegation.
The event was organized by EnergyNet Ltd, as a precursor to the 20th Anniversary of the Africa Energy Forum due in Mauritius in June 2018.
HPAUL NEC Member appointed to IHA’s Protocol Governing Council
The Treasurer and founder National Executive Committee member of HPAUL, Dan Marlone Nabutsabi, has been appointed as Alternate Chair to the Operators and Developers Chamber of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol – Protocol Governing Council (PGC). This is the council of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) directly responsible for operationalizing the Protocol.
The Operators and Developers Chamber is composed of 15 corporate members from different continents. It is chaired by Ken Adams, who is also the current President of IHA. Dan, a professional financial accountant, replaces Ricardo Krauskopf Neto, formerly with Itaipu Binacional company of Brazil. The two-year tenure took effect early 2018.
“This is a great opportunity for increased visibility of HPAUL in particular and Uganda’s Renewable Energy sector in general,” said Solomon Okongo Oola, also a member of HPAUL NEC.
Welcome to the Hydro Power Association of Uganda Ltd. website.
Uganda is richly endowed with abundant renewable energy resources, with the potential to generate 5,300 MW; with hydro power potential alone being estimated at about 2,000 MW. Unfortunately, only about 13% of this potential has been exploited.
Since the commissioning of the first hydro power dam in 1954, the electricity sub-sector in Uganda has had its share of challenges, until privatisation of the 90s. Government and development partners have played a big role towards mobilising the stakeholders to exploit this potential.
Nevertheless, Uganda’s annual per capita consumption of electricity of 80kWh is still one of the lowest in the region. National access to electricity of 16% (7% rural access) and increasing demand of 10% per year can also be improved, in a public-private partnership approach.
Hydro Power Association of Uganda Ltd., therefore, is one of the organisations whose key objective is to bring together hydro power developers, plus other key stakeholders whose core mandate is related with hydro power in particular and renewable energy in general, to interface with government and other relevant partners to lobby for the promotion of hydro power as the most appropriate technology for local, national and regional development.
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February, 2018