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Karuma Hydro

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Country: Uganda
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Status: Construction
Installed capacity (MW): 600MW
Fuel: Hydro
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  • Issue number 396

    Following an outcry over an application from a South African company for a permit to conduct feasibility studies for a hydro plant at Murchison...

  • Issue number 384

    The Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL), has said the 183MW Isimba dam is ready for commissioning at the end of January. UEGCL...

  • Issue number 371

    Uganda’s 183MW Isimba and 600MW Karuma dams are set for commissioning in October and December respectively, according to Uganda Electricity...

  • Issue number 362

    Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) has appointed France’s Artelia in association with KKATT Consult Uganda Limited as the new...

  • Issue number 335

    President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to appoint Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) chief executive Benon Matumbi as permanent secretary in the...

  • Issue number 333

    The government is set to transfer executive powers for development of the Karuma hydropower project on the Victoria Nile to Uganda Electricity...

  • Issue number 324

    The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)’s 2020 Political Targets call on Africa and the EU to take joint action to improve energy security by...

  • Issue number 322

    There has been speculation in the Ugandan media about the worsening situation at the 600MW Karuma and 183MW Isimba hydroelectric power projects....

  • Issue number 296

    Sinohydro has given Alstom a contract worth about €58m ($77m) to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for the 600MW Karuma...

  • Issue number 292

    The World Bank Group is considering a $100m International Development Association loan to support government plans to develop the national grid....

  • Issue number 284

    The government has approved the disbursement of UGSh955bn ($366m) from the state budget to finance construction of the 600MW Karuma and 183MW...

  • Issue number 263

    President Yoweri Museveni has launched construction of the 183MW Isimba hydro project on the River Nile. China International Water & Electric...

  • Issue number 253

    Power project development seems to be gaining pace in Uganda as the government has turned to China to fund the 600MW Karuma dam, a project it...

  • Issue number 247

    The bidding process for the Karuma dam has again been halted, this time by an intervention from the Inspector General of Government, who has...

  • Issue number 239

    The selection of a construction contractor for the delayed Karuma dam has run into trouble over claims of irregularities in the tender process....

  • Issue number 225

    The long-awaited first phase of Bujagali is finally supplying the grid after a number of setbacks last year, but there are fears that, even if the...

  • Issue number 223

    A government move to cut the subsidy it pays to keep electricity prices low for domestic and industrial consumers has fed into new fears of civil...

  • Issue number 222

    With power cuts causing riots in Kampala, and the start-up of a long-awaited hydro-electric power project delayed for the fourth time this year,...

  • Issue number 218

    The long-awaited Bujagali dam is due to start up its first 50MW unit in November, helping to alleviate the country’s electricity shortage.

  • Issue number 218

    The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is inviting bids by 4 November from consultants to serve as project manager for construction of the...

  • Issue number 211

    President Yoweri Museveni named a new cabinet on 27 May, appointing former Ugandan Electricity Distribution Company managing director Irene Muloni...

  • Issue number 159

    Uganda is phasing out its costly diesel-fired emergency power, replacing it in the short term with heavy fuel oil (HFO) and in the longer term...

  • Issue number 154

    The African Development Bank Group has approved a soft African Development Fund loan of $78.13m to finance the Mbarara-Nkenda and Tororo-Lira...

  • Issue number 141

    Despite falling water levels and rising costs for its long-mooted hydro projects, Uganda is desperate for power and has earmarked funds in the...

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