Uganda - The Mbarara-Nkenda & Tororo-Lira Power Transmission Lines Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 16 Dec 2008
Signature Date 13 May 2009
Planned Completion Date 31 Aug 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Commitment U.A 43,940,800
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Mbarara-Nkenda & Tororo-Lira Power Transmission Lines Project is located in west, north and eastern Uganda respectively. It will expand the coverage of the national transmission grid and enable UETCL to transmit electricity from upcoming 85 MW power plants and to improve the electricity access, reliability, and quality of supply to consumers in the country. The project is in line with both the Government’s development strategy and the Bank's operational strategy in Uganda, as articulated in the Country Joint Assistance Strategy Paper. It will connect the national grid with the proposed electricity generation at the Mputa oil sites near lake Albert, and the mini hydros as well as enhance the reliability and quality of supply of power to distribution companies and to ultimate consumers. It will also extend the coverage of the grid to unserved areas of the country. The project will comprise the following components: (i) Construction of transmission lines; (ii) Construction of Substations; (iii) Reactive Power Compensation; (iv) Technical Assistance; (v Project Supervision and Management.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to expand the national transmission grid to enable UETCL to transmit electricity from upcoming 85 MW power plants, improve the electricity access, reliability, and quality of supply to consumers in the country. The objective of the project is therefore to transmit electricity from upcoming power plants and to improve the electricity access, reliability, and quality of supply to consumers in the country. The project will improve the national coverage of the grid and contribute to the connection of about 20, 000 additional consumers per annum.

Beneficiaries

The main project beneficiaries will therefore include (i) Power utilities ( UETCL and Umeme) as the project facilities will enable UETCL to evacuate the electricity generated by the Mputa 50 MW Power station and the three mini hydros under completion in the western part of the country, to the distribution utility, Umeme (ii) households, industrial and commercial electricity consumers connected to the national grid will also benefit from the increase in supply and improved reliability of service as a result of the project; (iii) potential electricity clients of the distribution company, Umeme, as well as those to be connected through REA rural electrification projects. Currently Umeme has about 300,000 customers, including an estimated 250,000 households that are connected to the grid and growing at about 20,000 every year. In addition the project will contribute to render feasible the provision of the energy required to supply some 220,000 new customers that are expected to be connected to the national electricity grid by the REA and Umeme by 2014.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government Of Uganda
Implementing
UGANDA ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY LTD

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-FA0-004
Last Update 22 Nov 2020

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Contact Details

Name WUBESHET ZEGEYE Alemayehu
Email a.wubeshet-zegeye@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Uganda
Coordinates Location Name
0.692991 34.1809 Tororo
1.66667 33.6333 Opuyo
0.25 30.1 Nkenda
-0.608 30.65 Mbarara
1.08209 34.175 Mbale
2.2499 32.8999 Lira
0.316284 32.5822 Kampala
0.66174 30.2748 Fort Portal
-0.53695 30.1858 Bushenyi
1.36667 34.1333 Bukedea District