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.