Uganda - Bujagali Interconnection Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Jun 2007
Signature Date 26 Oct 2007
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 21 Mar 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 41,415,777.34
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Bujagali Interconnection Project (BIP) is part of a bigger initiative which also includes the Bujagali Hydropower Station (BHS) Project. The project will consist of: (i) construction of a 75 km 220 kV transmission line and (b) a 25 km 132 kV transmission line, (ii) erection of one 132 kV substation, (iii) extension of one 132 kV substation, (iv) resettlement/compensation, (v) consultancy services for supervision and audit. The project aims to meet the energy needs of Uganda’s population for social and economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner. It will provide adequate transmission capacity for evacuation of power from Bujagali Power Station to one existing and future distribution companies, thereby increasing access to cheaper and more reliable electricity supply.

Project Objectives

The project's overall objective is to provide adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power to be generated at Bujagali Power Station in 2010 and improve power supply quality and reliability.


The project will benefit to the Government of Uganda through restoring adequate and reliable power supply to the country as well as financially sustaining the power sector. The project will contribute to poverty reduction and improving the Ugandan population’s access to electricity, which in turn will facilitate water supply, health care delivery, education and rural development. It will also improve rural enterprises' productivity and farmers' agro-processing potential. Other beneficiaries include the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Uganda Electric Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL) and UMEME Company Ltd.

Participating Organization

Accelerated Cofinancing Facility for Africa
Government Of Uganda
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-FA0-002
Last Update 27 Mar 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Uganda
Coordinates Location Name
0.443329 33.1866 Naluubale
0.29367 32.5339 Mutundwe
0.498198 33.1373 Bujagali Power Station
0.3775 32.5364 Kawanda
0.237626 32.4784 Wakiso District
0.3 32.775 Mukono District
0.301197 33.0518 Buikwe District
0.33508 32.5831 Kampala District