|Approval Date||27 Aug 1991|
|Signature Date||12 May 1992|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2000|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||20 Nov 2001|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23220|
The Owen Falls Generating Station extension Project aims at developing Uganda’s hydroelectric resources. The proposed Owen Falls extension by 5x40 MW generating units (although only two will be installed in the first stage), will provide urgently needed least cost capacity addition to Uganda's power generation and transmission facilities. It will continue and build upon the on-going sub-sector rehabilitation project that aims to foster economic development by providing adequate and reliable electric energy to satisfy all the productive sectors of the economy. The existing Owen Falls Power Station is presently being upgraded from its original 150 MW to 180 MW, but even then the capacity is insufficient to meet the Ugandan demand and to export to Kenya the full obligations under the terms of the 1988 modified agreement. When in commercial operation in 1997, the Owen Falls Extension will provide much needed additional generation capacity.
The purpose of the project is to construct a new power station on the right bank of the river Nile some 800 meter below the existing dam. More specifically, the project aims at the immediate and cost-effective development of additional electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet the country's energy demand. The main expected results of the project are an additional capacity of 120 MW (three 40 MW groups) and a 132 kV transmission line between Jinja and Kampala.
The project would stimulate the country's economic growth and development and would directly benefit economic operators and individual users.
African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
GOVERNMENT OF UGANDA
|Last Update||22 Nov 2020|