Hydro Potential in Uganda

The potential capacity of the White Nile river in Uganda is estimated to be in excess of 2000 MW.

UGANDA, Africa 2002-03-28 [SolarAccess.com] Currently, only 380 MW is being generated at the Nalubaale and Kiira dams. Another 250 MW is expected from the proposed Bujagali power station in about four years. Government officials have said there is considerable potential for further development of hydroelectric resources both for domestic requirements and export. In addition to the three hydro projects currently under consideration, four other major sites have been identified, namely Kalagala, Karuma, Ayago North and Ayago South. Uganda also has potential for small hydropower development, especially along the tributaries of the Nile and on the slopes of Rwenzori and Elgon mountains. More than twenty mini-hydro sites with the capacities up to 55 MW have been identified. There are also numerous micro-hydro sites, especially in the mountain parts of western and eastern Uganda, according to the government officials. Currently, 5 percent of Uganda’s population is supplied with grid electricity. Around 20 percent of the urban population is connected, but less than 1 percent of the rural population. Records show that there are over 148,000 grid electricity users. The average per capita energy consumption is only 44kwh/year.
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