Uganda - Buseruka Hydropower Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Jul 2008
Signature Date 09 Apr 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Commitment U.A 6,376,105.19
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project involves the construction and operation of a hydropower plant in Buseruka located in Hoima District to the West of Uganda. The plant has a capacity of 9 MW. The major component of works involves the construction of: (i) a 150,000 m³ capacity dam, (ii) a 1.4 Km long power channel and fore bay, (iii) the 1.1 Km long penstock, a power house and (iv) electro-mechanical works. It also involves the erection of a 46-km 33 kV evacuation line for grid connection as well as the extension of transmission and distribution networks to areas that are currently not served by the national utility company, Uganda Electric Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL).

Project Objectives

The project‘s main development outcomes originate from the provision of electricity to underserved communities in rural Uganda as well as the induced positive environmental effects.


The project beneficiaries are the entire population of Uganda, rural communities in Hoima Disctrict, and Uganda Electric Transmission Company Ltd (UETCL).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-FAB-005
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Uganda