In Uganda, Umeme, the main electricity distributor wants to extend the electricity distribution network thanks to a $ 83.3 million project that will be implemented during this year. The objective is to participate in the effort started by the government to increase access to energy.

In Uganda, Umeme, the country’s main electricity distributor, has launched a project to extend the electricity distribution network worth $ 83.27 million. The initiative will be implemented during this year in order to improve the country’s electrical distribution. This information was provided by Selestino Babungi, the company’s executive director.

The project, which has already obtained the approval of the regulatory authority for the electricity sector, will concern six areas. These are the reduction of technical losses in lines, the improvement of operational efficiency, the optimal satisfaction of increasing local demand, the improvement of the reliability of the electric supply, the increase of the transmission capacity. and distribution of the electricity produced and improvement of the automation and security of network systems.

This project supports the Electricity Connection Policy implemented by the country for the period 2018-2027 in order to extend access to electricity and bring the national electrification rate from the current 28% to 60 % by 2027 and 80% in 2040.

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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