Improved Access to Reliable and Affordable Power for Households and Businesses
Uganda has a considerable surplus of power with installed generation capacity of 1182MW and 600MW of domestic demand, representing a capacity utilization rate of 50%.
Electricity supply is set to increase to 2000MW with the commissioning of Karuma Hydro-power plant and other Independent Power Producers.
However, supply is not matched by demand. Only 23% of the populace has access to grid electricity and this coupled with low levels of industrialization has added to the low demand.
CIG Uganda is working with the Ministry, Departments and Government Agencies, and the power sector on the demand and supply side to improve the productive use of available power to drive economic and social growth that will create wealth and employment.
We have facilitated the coordination and collaboration between sector players to drive alignment in the value chain with emphasis in implementation support and technical capacity improvement. This has led to the development of a Roadmap for Power Sector Transformation that will guide coordination and efficiencies in the sector.
The power intervention will close in March 2021