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    Isimba HPP(PSC)

    The Current view of the Isimba (183MW HPP) as of June 21 2018. The physical project progress stands at 87%.

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    Karuma 600MW HPP

    An aerial view showing current progress of the dam and intake at the 600MW Karuma HPP.

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    Karuma 600MW HPP

    Assembling & Installation of Emergency Gates at Intake of Karuma HPP

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    Isimba (183MW) HPP

    The Isimba (183 MW HPP) Switchyard 132kV as OF June 21, 2018.

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    Isimba (183 MW) HPP

    A recent aerial view of the Isimba HPP from the Right Embankment Dam (RED)

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    Nalubaale Hydro Power Station

    This is the 132kV substation dispatching units 5,10 at Nalubaale & 11&15 of the Kira Hydropower stations

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    Kiira Hydroelectric Power Station

    Chelan-PUD, USEA, Power Africa and USAID officials at Kira hydropower station in May 2018 being cleared to access the powerhouse by the Eskom shift charge engineers.

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UEGCL (Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited) is a body corporate, incorporated under the Companies’ Act (Cap 110), the Laws of Uganda and in conformity with the Electricity Act, 1999. The company was incorporated in March 2001 to operate and maintain the formerly UEB’s Generation Stations at Nalubaale and Kiira Power Stations, and to complete the construction of Kiira Power Station.

MAJOR POWER PLANTS

Kiira Power Station
The 200MW Kiira Power Station is located in Kimaka, Jinja District in Eastern Central Uganda, also known as Owen Falls Extension.

Nalubaale Power Station
The 180MW Nalubaale Power Station formerly called Owen falls dam is located along River Nile in Jinja District. The power station is operated and maintained by Eskom Uganda Limited under UEGCL contract.

Karuma Hydro Power Station
The 600MW Karuma HPP is located on the Nile River in Kiryandongo District in mid-northern Uganda. 110Km downstream of Lake Kyoga and 270Km from Kampala

Isimba Hydro Power Station
The 183MW Isimba HPP is located 4km downstream of Simba Falls on the River Nile, approximately 50km downstream off the source of Nile

Muzizi Hydro Power Station
The 44.7MW Muzizi HPP is located along Muzizi River in the District of Kibaale. It's foot prints however extends to Kabarole, Kyenjojo and Ntooroko districts in the western part of Uganda

If all goes according to plan, the people of Kabale in western Uganda could enjoy the benefits of getting additional power on the national grid after the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited moved to revamp the Maziba mini hydro power station.

UEGCL recently took over management of Maziba mini hydro, which has an installed capacity of 1MW, more than ten years after the plant stopped operating.
“In the last several months, my team from UEGCL and other stakeholders have made a couple of assessment visits to the power station to check the feasibility of revamping it,” Dr Harrison Mutikanga, the chief executive officer of UEGCL, said.

UEGCL to revamp one Mega Watt Maziba plant
Joseph Kateera, the managing director Uganda Electricity distribution Company Limited UEDCL (L) hands over instruments to take over the Maziba Gorge Mini hydro power station to CEO Dr Harrison Mutikanga

“Despite the prevailing financial and other technical challenges, the revamping of this project is inevitable,” he added.

 

According to UEGCL, up to $2.5m (approximately Shs 8.7bn) is needed to rehabilitate and upgrade the power station. UEGCL said it is working with a number of development partners to get the financing. The station is expected to be up and running by 2018/19.

Maziba mini hydro power station was commissioned in 1963 and stopped operation in 2002 after it ran into operational and technical trouble. The power station is situated on the Kiruruma river, which flows from Rwanda, into Uganda and back to Rwanda. It has three hydro-turbines.

In 1975, Maziba mini hydro station was shut down due to floods. In 1992, it was re-commissioned after being revamped. Due to operational challenges, the station stopped operations in 2002.

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