Uganda: Nyamagasani hydro plants to be commissioned this year

Issue 438 - 13 May 2021

The 15MW Nyamagasani I and 5MW Nyamagasani II run-of-river hydropower projects are both due to be commissioned in 2021.

The plants received financial commitments of $13m in the third round of the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariffs (GET FiT) programme in November 2014. (AE 296/13). This included the provision of new 33kV lines and the reinforcement of existing local networks to fully evacuate power from the plants.

GET FiT was developed by Deutsche Bank and German development bank KfW in 2011-12 to support investment in renewable energy. KfW spokeswoman Charis Poethig told African Energy on 21 April that programme consultant Multiconsult had assessed that Nyamagasani I will reach commercial operations in Q3 2021 and Nyamagasani II by Q2 2021.

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