Hydro Power in Uganda

According to official information available, Uganda is currently having an installed capacity of 929 MW; including –

  1. Nalubale HPP      –           180 MW
  2. Kiira HPP             –           200 MW
  3. Bujagali                –           250 MW
  4. Small hydros:
    1. Mpanga, Kamwenge  – 18 MW
    2. Bugoye, Kasese          – 13 MW
    3. Mobuku 3, Kasese      – 10 MW
    4. Buseruka, Hoima        – 9 MW
    5. Ishasha, Kanungu       – 6.5 MW
    6. Mobuku 1, Kasese       – 5.4 MW
    7. Nyagak, Nebbi            – 3.5 MW

Meanwhile, the government is also implementing flagship hydro power projects of –

  1. Karuma                –           600 MW
  2. Isimba                  –           183.2 MW
  3. Ayago                   –           600 MW, among others.

Small Hydro Sites Available for Development:

The Electricity Regulatory Authority has documented a number of small hydro power sites that are available for development in Uganda. Some members of the Hydro Power Association Ltd have already approached the regulator to carry out feasibility studies on them. Most of these sites are away from both Nile River and the main electricity grid.

If developed, these sites could help increase rural access to electricity, thus reduce household poverty and increase development sustainably.

They are –

  1. Nchwera in Bushenyi District   – 1.97 MW
  2. Ela in Arua District                      – 1.50 MW
  3. Ririma in Kapchorwa District    – 1.50 MW
  4. Rwigo in Bundibugyo District    – 0.48 MW
  5. Nyarwada in Nebbi District       – 0.40 MW
  6. Tokwe in Bundibugyo District   – 0.40 MW
  7. Agai in Arua District                    – 0.35 MW
  8. Kitumba in Kabale District         – 0.20 MW
  9. Amua in Moyo District               – 0.18 MW
  10. Ngiti in Bundibugyo District      – 0.15 MW
  11. Manafwa in Mbale District         – 0.15 MW
  12. Leya in Moyo District                  – 0.12 MW
  13. Nyakibaale in Rukungiri Distr    – 0.10 MW
  14. Miria Adua in Arua District        – 0.10 MW
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