Uganda Planning Two New Hydropower Plants in West Nile Region

Officials in Uganda’s Zombo District say the recently completed 3.5-MW Paidha hydroelectric plant is only the beginning in assuring the region has reliable energy, has learned.

The US$8.5 million Paidha (also called Nyagek 1) hydropower project, located on the Nyagek River, also includes a 1-km-long, 33-kV transmission line that connects to Nebbi, Arua and Koboko.

Leaders in the West Nile area say they want it connected to the national grid, however, and that a pair of new hydropower projects downstream from Paidha are being developed.

Uganda’s Minister of State for Mineral Development, Peter Lokeris, told Ugandan sources that the funds for Nyagek 2 and 3 are available but did not specify the projects’ capacities or anticipated locations. reported in September that Uganda’s 250-MW Bujagali hydropower plant had been officially inaugurated by President Yoweri Museceni as part of the country’s Golden Jubilee.

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