Uganda - Bujagali Energy Limited 2

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Nov 2017
Signature Date 22 Jun 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Commitment U.A 48,913,750.77
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Bujagali Project is a 250 MW hydropower facility developed through a build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) model on the Victoria Nile River near the town of Jinja. The existing 28 m high Bujagali Hydropower Plant is located at the former Dumbbell Island on the Victoria Nile approximately 8 km north (downstream) of the Owen Falls dam. Its associated reservoir inundates an area of 388 ha extending back to the tailrace areas of the Nalubaale and Kiira Hydropower facilities. The Plant comprises of a spillway and intake structures as well as a powerhouse containing five 50 MW Kaplan turbines. Other facilities which are part of Bujagali include: the substation and associated transmission equipment, a control room, relay rooms, telecommunications facilities, station 4 services, battery room, standby diesel generator, workshop and storage facilities, offices and operator facilities.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to accelerate inclusive growth through increased industrial activity and improved energy access.


The final beneficiary of the project is the Ugandan population.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-FAB-008
Last Update 28 Nov 2022


Contact Details


Geographic Location

Country Uganda
Coordinates Location Name
0.498198 33.1373 Bujagali Power Station