GE powers Ugandan hydro.

GE powers Ugandan hydro.

Five 50MW Kaplan turbines supplied to 250MW Bujagali project GE has provided electro-mechanical equipment for the 250MW Bujagali hydro plant in Uganda. The work involved supply of five 50MW Kaplan turbines, control and protection systems and balance of plant for Italian EPC and civil works contractor Salini Hydro, GE said. Balance of plant included a […]

Acquisition of Vidullanka’s second mini hydro plant in Uganda further delayed.

Acquisition of Vidullanka’s second mini hydro plant in Uganda further delayed.

Renewable energy developer Vidullanka PLC this week said that due to regulatory delays, the company has not yet issued shares in a private placement to Timex Garments (Pvt.) Limited to acquire the Uganda-based Timex subsidiary, Timex Bukinda Hydro (U) Limited. Vidullanka said that the required approvals from the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Uganda and the […]

Vidullanka to commence second hydropower project in Uganda.

Vidullanka to commence second hydropower project in Uganda.

Vidullanka PLC is set to commission its second foreign project in Uganda with the construction of 6.5MW Bukinda Small Hydropower plant. The construction of the project is expected to commence during Q4 of the financial year 2017/18. Company Chairman Osman Kassim told company’s shareholders. To this end, the company has taken steps to acquire Timex […]

Operations begin at 5-MW Siti 1 small hydropower plant in Uganda.

Operations begin at 5-MW Siti 1 small hydropower plant in Uganda.

The 5-MW Siti 1 small hydropower plant, on the Siti River in Uganda, has begun operations. This run-of-river project was developed with financing from the Netherlands Development Finance Co. (FMO) and the Global Energy Transfer Feed in Tariff (GET FiT). FMO focuses on financial institutions; energy; and agribusiness, food and water. FMO arranged a US$35 […]

Uganda’s electricity exports to Kenya hit historic high.

Uganda’s electricity exports to Kenya hit historic high.

Kenya Power ruled out power rationing, adding that the rains expected from next month look set to boost water in the dams. Electricity imports from Uganda hit a historic high in January as Kenya sought more power to plug a shortfalls from drought-hit hydroelectric dams. Kenya imported 20.87 million kilowatt hours (kWh) from Uganda in […]

Africa: AFD, DTB to support renewable energies.

Africa: AFD, DTB to support renewable energies.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are interested in investing in renewable energy technologies will now receive soft loans from the French Development Agency through Diamond Trust bank (DTB). Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) and DTB have signed a credit agreement worth Shs 33bn to finance green energy projects in the country. Yves Boudot, the […]