(a). Background

Mr. Benard Sembatya, Chairman

Hydro Power Association of Uganda Limited is an Association of over 20 Ugandan private companies dealing in various aspects of hydro power development. It was duly incorporated in June 2014 as a company limited by guarantee.

The Association strives to pursue realistic promotion, development and deployment of sustainable clean energy solutions, by promoting, coordinating, demonstrating, disseminating and influencing energy delivery policies.

(b). Governance

HPAUL is governed by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of seven members and two advisors, elected by the General Assembly, which is made up of all registered members.

The current (founding) NEC consists of:

  1. Mr. Benard Sembatya               – Chairman
  2. Eng. Abdu Kalema                     – Vice Chairman
  3. Mr. Dan Marlone Nabutsabi    – Treasurer
  4. Eng. Emmy Matovu                   – Secretary
  5. Eng. James Otto                         – Member
  6. Mr. Solomon Okongo Oola      – Member
  7. Mr. Smith Tukahirwa                – Member
  8. Mr. Abhay Shah                          – Advisor
  9. Eng. Bunnet Bagombeka           – Advisor

The Association is in the process of setting up the Secretariat, which shall be headed by the Chief Executive Officer. It shall consist of administrative staff responsible for running the day-to-day affairs of the Association, and shall report to the NEC.

(c). Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the global development and sound management of hydropower resources for sustainable access to energy and improved socio-economic development in Uganda and entire region.

(d). Vision

To become a partner of choice for hydro power development locally, regionally and globally.

(e). Strategic Objectives

To that effect, various players in the hydro power sub-sector came together to form an association, for the following objectives:

  1. Develop a platform for advisory and advocacy roles to Government and private sector on behalf of hydro power stakeholders;
  1. Origination, promotion and enforcement of quality and standards of technology and technical installations, services, practice and management of hydro power resources;
  1. Capacity development through training, embracing new hydro power technologies and innovations through research and development;
  1. Promotion and marketing of the hydro power technology and services;
  1. Resource mobilization, knowledge management, networking and information sharing among stakeholders and investments in hydro power, and;
  1. Environmental protection and conservation in the catchments.

 In close to four years of existence now (since June 2014), the Association is gaining momentum, recognition and membership. Check out on What’s New for the latest updates.