|Approval Date||15 Nov 2016|
|Signature Date||27 Jul 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2019|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2019|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23630|
This project aims to provide a supplementary loan of UA 5.840 million to the Republic of Uganda to finance the funding gap of the interconnection of electric grids of nile equatorial lakes countries (NELSAP). The initial design of the project consists of the construction of 769 km of 220 kV and 110 kV transmission lines and 17 transformer stations to interconnect the electric grids of Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries, namely; Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, DR Congo and Rwanda in order to improve transboundary energy exchange among those countries. The shortfall arose mainly from depreciation of loan currencies (UA and JPY) against the contract currencies of EUR and US Dollar and variation orders due to changes in scope. The proposed supplementary loan the Uganda’s section of the project and will cover financing gaps related to the construction of transmission lines and substation, project supervision and audit as well as operating costs for implementation unit. The revised scope, in Uganda, comprises the construction of: (i) 131.2 km of 220 kV double circuit transmission line from Bujagali via Tororo substation to the Uganda/Kenya border, (ii) 66.55 km of 220 kV double circuit transmission line from Mbarara North substation via new Mirama substation to the Uganda/Rwanda border; and (iii) the extension of 220 kV Bujagali switchyard, construction of new 220/132 kV Mbarara North substation, construction of new 220 kV Tororo substation and construction of new 220/132/33 kV Mirama substation.
The main development objective of the project is to improve the rate of access of electrical power for the people of the member countries and to foster regional power trade through interconnection of their electrical networks. It will help to reduce electricity energy prices in the NEL countries, attract investments, and enhance global competitiveness. The interconnection will provide an added advantage of sharing capacity reserves and economies of scale that will allow the development of big hydropower plants in the region.
The beneficiaries of the project are the Equatorial Lakes countries of the Nile, namely Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
African Development Fund
UGANDA ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY LTD
Ministères en charge de l’énergie des pays membres de l’Initiative du bassin du Nil
Cellule de coordination régionale du Programme auxiliaire d’action des pays des lacs équatoriaux du Nil (NELSAP)
Compagnies nationales de transport de l’électricité
|Last Update||02 Oct 2022|
|Name||WUBESHET ZEGEYE Alemayehu|
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