Bujagali Hydropower Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 May 2007
Signature Date 21 Dec 2007
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Commitment U.A 79,524,012.64
Status Implementation

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

African Development Bank


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


Contact Details

Email private-sector@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Uganda