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                            PROJECT STATUBRIEF FOR PR

                  A:Project statistics

                     B:Keissuestalling completion

Project

Voltage

Distance

No.of PAPs

Payments

Disputes

Key issues

Response plan

Code

 

 

 

Mbarara- Mirama

 

 

 

220kv

 

 

 

66km

 

 

 

1459

 

 

 

1392

 

 

 

28

Delayed resolution of the pending  non tower disputes, delayed return of land titles,

PCCs and a joinreview team set to intervene in the resolution of disputesResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety.

 

 

 

 

Bujagali- Lessos

 

 

 

220kv

 

 

 

127km

 

 

 

3150

 

 

 

2917

 

 

 

47

Delayed payments,delayed return of land titles,delayed resolution of disputes, extra land take.

PCCs and a joinreview team set to intervene in the resolution of disputesResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety.

 

 

 

 

 

Mbarara- Nkenda

 

 

 

 

132kv

 

 

 

 

160km

 

 

 

 

2094

 

 

 

 

1573

 

 

 

 

57

Delayed payments, delayed return of land titles,delayed resolution of disputes. Affectincompletion of 33 towers

PCCs and a joinreview team set to intervene in the resolution of disputesResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety.

 

 

 

 

 

Tororo- Opuyo -Lira

 

 

 

 

132kv

 

 

 

 

264km

 

 

 

 

4694

 

 

 

 

4079

 

 

 

 

191

Delayed payments, delayed resolution of disputes, delayed implementation of diversions, delayed return of titles,Tororo courcase,extra land take.

PCCs and a joinreview team set to intervene in the resolution of disputesResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety.

 

 

 

 

Kawanda- Masaka

 

 

 

220kv

 

 

 

137km

 

 

 

2644

 

 

 

2115

 

 

 

23

Delayed return of land titles, delayed payments, delayed resolution of disputes.

PCCs and a joinreview team set to intervene in the resolution of disputesResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety.

 

 

 

Hoima- Nkenda

 

 

220kv

 

 

226km

 

 

1990

 

  1767

 

 

39

Delayed payments, delayed resolution of disputes,increased cases for litigation

Fastrackinpayments from withinEngage the consultanto review disputes. Prepare final lisof cases to be hanled by Joinreview Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kawanda- Karuma(KIP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

400kv

 

 

 

 

 

 

350km

 

 

 

 

 

 

3005

 

 

 

 

 

 

1707

 

 

 

 

 

 

299

Delayed payments, delayed resolution of disputes, delayed return of land titles, unclear ownership orancheslandlords adamantly refusinto sign consent 34 for their tenants.

A resurvey of the ranches to be done anredistribution of clear land titles.  The team is involvinthe PCCs and land tribunal to ensure that consent 34 documents are fully signed for all tenantsResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety

 

 

 

Karuma- Lira- Olwiyo (KIP)

 

 

132/400kv

 

 

 

76km

 

 

 

1129

 

 

 

748

 

 

 

66

Delayed payment, delayed resolution of disputeslinrealignmenvthe 

original linroute.

Response letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage their anxiety. Consultanto push for approval orevised report

 

 

 

Mutundwe- Entebbe

 

 

132kv

 

 

23.5km

 

 

1025

 

 

486

 

 

92

Delayed payments, delayed resolution of disputes, delayed return of land titles.

Response letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage their anxiety. Managementto sourcefor funds

 

 

Opuyo - Moroto

 

132kv

 

167km

 

1060

 

821

 

50

Delayed payments and delayed resolution of disputes.

Response letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage their anxiety.

 

 

Hoima- Kafu

 

220kv

 

92km

 

      508

 

183

 

85

Delayedpaymentsanddelayedresolution ofdisputes.

Response letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage their anxiety.

 

 

 

 

IndustrialParks(Namanve- Luzira)

 

 

 

 

 

132kv

 

 

 

 

 

15km

 

 

 

 

 

223

 

 

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

 

 

0

Delayed paymentto althe land lords becausof contentious titles in gazzetted areas(NFA, Wetland). NEMA and MLHUD clarified on titles (No payment)

UETCL to notify PAPson the status(Expected

litigation and bad press)

 

IndustrialParks(Iganga)

132kv

8km

201

157

14

10% remancases to be finalised

Cases sent for review by Consultant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirama- Kabale

 

 

 

 

 

 

132kv

 

 

 

 

 

 

85km

 

 

 

 

 

 

2265

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Resistance from a group of PAPs with the help of their area MPs in Kabihijo, Rubanda district at the substation site. Reluctancof the districtto accepthe usorates borrowed from the neighbouring districts.

 

 

 

Meeting with MP anresidents held. One family stilnegative. Alternative site to be explored by Planning and PID

 

 

Lira- Gulu- Agago

 

132kv

 

169km

 

1700

 

0

 

0

Projecon fastrack basis but RAreport not approved yet

CGV and Consultants engaged to speedup review and approval. Stakeholders

to be engaged in the meantime

 

Kampala- Metropolitan

220/132kv

53km

125

0

0

N/A

Finalizintermoreference for RAP implementation.

 

 

Gulu- Arua- Nebbi

 

132kv

 

223km

 

2307

 

0

 

0

Securing and acquisition of the substation land

 

Initial rounds of sensitizations arongoing.

 

                         KEY                                                                                                          Preparedby PatriciaBekunda3/31/2017

 

 

No Action taken

 

Considerable Action taken aper plan

Projects Under Implementation


PROGRESS REPORT OF PROJECTS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION FOR UGANDA ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY LIMITED

The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is a limited liability company incorporated under the Companies Act that commenced operations on 1st April 2001 as a result of the Governments Power Sector Reform and Liberalization policy that unbundled the Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) on 26th March 2001 into a number of successor companies with a view to transform the power sector into a financially viable electricity industry.


The company is wholly owned by the Government of Uganda and has two shareholders, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Minister of State of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Minister of state of Finance for privatization unit.


UETCL has the operational mandates divided into Single Buyer (SB), Transmission System Operator (TSO) and Public Infrastructure Provider (PIP). The mandate is derived from the following licences as granted by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA):

  • License for Systems Operator;
  • License for Operation of High Voltage Transmission Grid;
  • License for Power Export and Import; and
  • License for Bulk Power Supply. 


Under the Single Buyer business, UETCL is authorised to negotiate all agreements related to the sale, purchase, import and export of electric energy. The company has long running contracts with several Power Generators and a number of Distribution Companies in the country. The company also imports and exports power from the major electricity utility companies in the region with which it has signed Power Sales and Power Exchange Agreements.


On the other hand, the TSO business involves the conducting of system operations including the dispatch and control of the operation of generation plants and other facilities necessary for system stability, security, reliability, safety and efficient operations. The TSO business further involves the operation of the high voltage transmission grid above 33 kV


UETCL also operates under policy guidance of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The Company acts as the government implementation agency for various grid expansion projects aimed at upgrade and expansion of the national grid. The Company is focused on expansion and maintenance of the national grid both locally and through regional interconnections to ensure:

  • Availability of a robust grid to guarantee reliable electricity supply
  • Increased Regional Power Trade  and
  • Accelerated Grid Infrastructure Development to increase national coverage.  


Below is information on the progress of projects under implementation by UETCL.



No.

NAME/ AREA OF PROJECT

OBJECTIVES

STATUS

 

 

PROJECTS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION

 

1

Bujagali Interconnection Project (Bujagali-Kawanda  220kV, 75km; Kawanda-Mutundwe 132kV, 17km; Bujagali-Nalubaale132kV, 8km, Bujagali-Tororo 132kV,119km; 32/40MVA transformer at Kawanda, Substation extension works at Mutundwe).

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power generated at Bujagali Hydro Power Station (HPS) to the existing National grid.

· Project was concluded and commissioned in 2012.

 

2

Bujagali Interconnection Project (BIP).                            (Bujagali switchyard upgrade to 220kV).

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power generated at Bujagali Hydro Power Station (HPS) to the existing National grid.

·  Construction works at 100% completion.

·  Commissioned on 22nd Dec,2016

·  Financed by AfDB (African Development Bank) and JICA

 

3

Bujagali-Tororo (Uganda) –Lessos (Kenya) 220kV transmission line (127km).

Improve access to electricity in Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) countries through increased cross-border sharing of energy and power.

To lead to the construction of the Bujagali-Tororo-Lessos and Mbarara- Mirama-Birembo transmission lines and their associated sub stations

·  EPC contract for Transmission line awarded to Jyoti Ltd and substation to Isolux.

·    Supervision Consultancy works ongoing Contract awarded to AECOM

·   Construction works on going at 91% completion.

·   RAP Implementation in progress with 2,910/3,150 (92%) PAPs compensated.

·   To be commissioned 2017.

·   Financed by AfDB and JICA.

 

 

4

Mbarara-Mirama (Uganda) 66km-Birembo (Rwanda) 220 kV trans- mission line (66km) and Mirama substation.

Improve access to electricity in Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) countries through increased cross-border sharing of energy and power.

To lead to the construction of the Bujagali-Tororo-Lessos and Mbarara- Mirama-Birembo transmission lines and their associated sub stations

·   EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) contract for Transmission Line awarded to Jyoti Ltd and substation to Isolux Ingeniere.

·   Supervision Consultancy works ongoing Contract awarded to AECOM

·   Construction works in progress with 95% completion.

·   RAP Implementation in progress with 1,399/1459 (95%) PAPs compensated

·   To be commissioned in 2017.

·     Financed by AfDB and JICA.

 

 

5

Mbarara– Nkenda 132kV Trans- mission Line (160km).

Improvement on reliability, avail- ability and quality of power to the Western region of Uganda- Kasese, Fort Portal areas.

·   EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) contract awarded to Kalpatru Ltd and Techno Electric and Engineering Co. Ltd.

·   Supervision Consultancy works ongoing. Contract awarded to Hifab Oy and Sunshine Projects.

·   Construction works in progress with 94% completion.

·   RAP Implementation in progress with 1,698/1,771 (96%) compensated

·   Financed by AfDB.

 

 

6

Tororo – Opuyo –Lira 132kV Transmission Line (260km).

The general objective of component 1 is to provide a high voltage backbone between Mbarara and the mid-Western towns.

The objective of component

2 is to replace the wooden poles that are prone to res and other natural hazards with steel tower structures

·   EPC contract awarded to Kalpatru Ltd

·   Supervision Consultancy works ongoing. Contract awarded to Hifab Oy and Sunshine projects.

·   Construction works in progress at 83% completion.

·   RAP Implementation in progress 4,210/4,696 (89%) PAPs compensated.

·   To be commissioned 2017.

·   Financed by AfDB

 

 

7

Mutundwe-Kabulasoke Restringing 132kV (84.5km).

Improvement of quality, reliability and availability of power supply.

 

 

·   Supply of materials completed.

·   Construction works concluded in February 2015.

 

 

8

Tororo substation transformer 132/33kV, 32/40MVA.

 

Improvement of availability, reliability, and quality of power supply

 

·   Works completed and commissioned

 

9

Kampala North substation trans- former 132/33kV

Improvement of availability, reliability, and quality of power supply.

·    Works completed and commissioned

 

 

10

 

Karuma Interconnection Project(Karuma-Kawanda 400kV,

248.2km; Karuma – Olwiyo 400kV,

54.25km; Karuma-Lira 132kV)

 

To meet the energy needs for the Ugandan Population for social and economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner.

·   EPC  contract  awarded to Sinohydro Corporation Ltd

·     Supervision Consultancy services ongoing. Contract awarded to GOPA Intec

·    RAP Implementation ongoing with 2,177/3,005 (72%) for Karuma-Kawanda.

·    832/1129 (74%) for Karuma-Lira-Olwiyo. compensated.

·    To be commissioned in 2018.

·    Financed by China EXIM Bank.

 

 

11

Isimba Interconnection

Project

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power generated at Isimba HPS.

·    RAP implementation is ongoing at 78% (781/989).

·    Signed commercial contract for EPC Construction with China Water and Earth (CWE)

·   EPC consultant is Energy Infratech PVT Limited.

·   Preliminary EPC activities including surveys, designs, manufacturing of towers are ongoing.

·   To be commissioned in 2018.

 

 

12

Electrification of industrial parks substations; Mukono, Luzira, Namanve and Iganga

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to cater for projected demand within industrial areas.

·   EPC contract awarded to CAMCE.

·   Supervision Consultancy services ongoing. Contract awarded to NEK Consults Ltd.

·     RAP Implementation ongoing with 268/649 (41%) PAPs compensated.

·   To be commissioned in 2018.

·   Financed by China EXIM Bank.

 

 

13

Nkenda - Fort Portal-Hoima 220kV lines (226km).

To evacuate the upcoming thermal power plant to be located at Kabaale as well as power generated by the mini hydros and co-generation power stations in the project area including Buseruka (Hydromax – 10MW), Muzizi (40MW), Waki (5MW), Kinyara (4-40) MW.

To improve power supply quality, security, reliability and availability in the South-Western and Western Region of Uganda.

·   Supervision consultant Contract awarded to Ficthner Gmbh.

·   EPC contract for construction of transmission line was awarded to KEC International. Works are ongoing with 80% completion.

·   EPC contract for construction of Substations was awarded to Shan- dong Taikai Power Engineering Co. Ltd. Works are ongoing with 70% completion.

·   RAP Implementation ongoing with 1,763/1990 (88%) PAPs have been compensated.

·   To be completed in 2017.

·   T-Line nanced by Government of the Kingdom of Norway and substations by AFD (French Development Agency)

 

 
 
 
 

14

Kawanda – Masaka 220kV transmission line (137km).

The programme is aimed at reinforcing the capacity of the Western transmission line

to cater for the increasing demand in the towns of Masaka, Mbarara,

KEC International. Works at 83% completion.

·   EPC contract for construction of transmission line and Substations for Lot 2 and Lot 3 was awarded to Shandong Taikai Power Engineering Co. Ltd. Progress at 95% and 60% respectively.

·   Supervision Consultancy services ongoing. Contract awarded to Intec Gopa.

·   RAP Implementation ongoing with 2,152/2,644 (80%) PAPs compensated

·   To be completed in 2017.

·   Financed by IDA (International

Development Association) WB under ESDP (Electricity Sector Development Project).

 

 

1

Queensway Substation

132/33/11kV.

Improvement of power supply reliability and quality in the Kampala Business Central

Area and its suburbs.

 

 

 

·   Financed by JICA.

·   EPC contract  awarded to Nishizawa Ltd and works are ongoing at 96% completion

·   To be commissioned in 2017

 

 

JICA          Japan International Cooperation Agency

EXIM        Export-Import-Bank-China

WB            World Bank

GoN           Government of Norway

FDA           French Development Agency

KIW          Kreditanstall lur Wiedraublau

IsDB          Islamic Development Bank

AfDB         African Development Bank

GoU           Government of Uganda

 

Conclusion

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is committed to providing a reliable transmission backbone to enable Government achieve the objectives of the power sector reform as outline in the Government Policy Plan (GPP).

Projects at EPC Stage


PROGRESS OF PROJECTS AT EPC CONTRACTOR PROCUREMENT STAGE FOR UGANDA ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY LIMITED

The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is a limited liability company incorporated under the Companies Act that commenced operations on 1st April 2001 as a result of the Governments Power Sector Reform and Liberalization policy that unbundled the Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) on 26th March 2001 into a number of successor companies with a view to transform the power sector into a financially viable electricity industry.

The company is wholly owned by the Government of Uganda and has two shareholders, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Minister of State of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Minister of state of Finance for privatization unit.                  

UETCL has the operational mandates divided into Single Buyer (SB), Transmission System Operator (TSO) and Public Infrastructure Provider (PIP). The mandate is derived from the following licences as granted by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA):

• License for Systems Operator;

• License for Operation of High Voltage Transmission Grid;

• License for Power Export and Import; and

• License for Bulk Power Supply. 

Under the Single Buyer business, UETCL is authorised to negotiate all agreements related to the sale, purchase, import and export of electric energy. The company has long running contracts with several Power Generators and a number of Distribution Companies in the country. The company also imports and exports power from the major electricity utility companies in the region with which it has signed Power Sales and Power Exchange Agreements.

On the other hand, the TSO business involves the conducting of system operations including the dispatch and control of the operation of generation plants and other facilities necessary for system stability, security, reliability, safety and efficient operations. The TSO business further involves the operation of the high voltage transmission grid above 33 kV

UETCL also operates under policy guidance of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The Company acts as the government implementation agency for various grid expansion projects aimed at upgrade and expansion of the national grid. The Company is focused on expansion and maintenance of the national grid both locally and through regional interconnections to ensure:

• Availability of a robust grid to guarantee reliable electricity supply

• Increased Regional Power Trade and

• Accelerated Grid Infrastructure Development to increase national coverage


Below is information of projects at EPC contractor procurement stage by UETCL.

 

No.

NAME/AREA OF PROJECT

OBJECTIVES

STATUS

 

PROJECTS AT EPC CONTRACTOR PROCUREMENT  STAGE

1

Opuyo-Moroto 132kV line (160km) and substation.

Provision of adequate trans- mission capacity to cater for the projected demand in the Karamoja region.

·     EPC works to be nanced by Islamic Development Bank (ISDB).

·     Financed by Government of Uganda.

·     Supervision of works contract was awarded to Ghods Niroo Engineering Company and works are ongoing.

·     Procurement of the EPC contractor is ongoing

·     To be commissioned in 2019.

·     RAP implementation is ongoing with 77% (821/1,060) completion.


2

Mutundwe-Entebbe 132kV transmission line (35km).

Extension of the high voltage grid to the Entebbe region to improve quality of supply and to evacuate power from proposed solar generation power plant.  

·     Supervision Consultancy works ongoing. Contract awarded to Intec Gopa.

·     Procurement for EPC Contractors is ongoing.

·     RAP Implementation ongoing with 465/1,025 (45%).

·     Contract for RAP implementation consultant was awarded to NEWPLAN Ltd.

·     To be commissioned in 2018.

·      Financed by KfW.

JICA     Japan International Cooperation Agency

EXIM    Export-Import-Bank-China

WB       World Bank

GoN     Government of Norway

FDA      French Development Agency

KIW     Kreditanstall lur Wiedraublau

IsDB    Islamic Development Bank

AfDB    African Development Bank

GoU    Government of Uganda


Conclusion

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is committed to providing a reliable transmission backbone to enable Government achieve the objectives of the power sector reform as outline in the Government Policy Plan (GPP).

Projects under Feasibility Study

 

PROGRESS REPORT OF PROJECTS UNDER FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR UGANDA ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY LIMITED

 

The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is a limited liability company incorporated under the Companies Act that commenced operations on 1st April 2001 as a result of the Governments Power Sector Reform and Liberalization policy that unbundled the Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) on 26th March 2001 into a number of successor companies with a view to transform the power sector into a financially viable electricity industry.

 

The company is wholly owned by the Government of Uganda and has two shareholders, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Minister of State of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Minister of state of Finance for privatization unit.

 

UETCL has the operational mandates divided into Single Buyer (SB), Transmission System Operator (TSO) and Public Infrastructure Provider (PIP). The mandate is derived from the following licences as granted by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA):

  • License for Systems Operator;
  • License for Operation of High Voltage Transmission Grid;
  • License for Power Export and Import; and
  • License for Bulk Power Supply.

 

Under the Single Buyer business, UETCL is authorised to negotiate all agreements related to the sale, purchase, import and export of electric energy. The company has long running contracts with several Power Generators and a number of Distribution Companies in the country. The company also imports and exports power from the major electricity utility companies in the region with which it has signed Power Sales and Power Exchange Agreements.

On the other hand, the TSO business involves the conducting of system operations including the dispatch and control of the operation of generation plants and other facilities necessary for system stability, security, reliability, safety and efficient operations. The TSO business further involves the operation of the high voltage transmission grid above 33 kV

 

UETCL also operates under policy guidance of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The Company acts as the government implementation agency for various grid expansion projects aimed at upgrade and expansion of the national grid. The Company is focused on expansion and maintenance of the national grid both locally and through regional interconnections to ensure:

 

  • Availability of a robust grid to guarantee reliable electricity supply
  • Increased Regional Power Trade  and
  • Accelerated Grid Infrastructure Development to increase national coverage

Below is information of projects under feasibility studies by UETCL.

 

No.

NAME/ AREA OF PROJECT

OBJECTIVES

STATUS

 

 

PROJECTS UNDER FEASIBILITY STUDIES

1

Hoima-Kinyara-Kafu 220kV trans- mission line (92km).

To provide adequate transmission infrastructure to meet the power supply needs of Western Uganda and evacuate power plants within the project area.

·         Feasibility study concluded

·         Procurement of supervision consultant on going.

·         RAP implementation is ongoing with 36% (183/508) completion

·         To be nanced by IDA

 

 

2

 

Ayago Interconnection

400kV Project (10km).

 

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power generated at proposed Ayago HPS.

·         Conclusion of feasibility study, ESIA & RAP study ongoing.

·         GoU signed MoU with China Ghezhouba Group of Companies (CGGC), Contractor for Implementation of both the HPP (Hydo Power Project) and IP (Interconnection Project)

·         To be nanced by China EXIM Bank.

 

3

Mirama- Kikagati Nsongezi 132kV (38km).

Provision of transmission capacity to evacuate power from Kikagati and Nsongezi power plant.

 

·         Feasibility study concluded.

·         Financed by the Government of the Kingdom of Norway.

 

4

Mirama-Kabale 132kV transmission line (85.3km).

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to the Kabale region to improve quality of supply and to evacuate power from proposed generation power plant.

 

·         Feasibility study, ESIA & RAP study completed.

·         Funds sourced to nance EPC Construction from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

·         RAP implementation waiting for updated Chief Government Valuer (CGV) report approval.

5

Nkenda (Uganda)-Mpondwe-Beni (DR Congo) 220kV transmission line (72.5km).

Regional grid interconnection for power trade and improve- ment of security of supply.

·         Feasibility study, ESIA & abbreviated RAP study completed.

·         Funded by Government of the Kingdom of Norway.

·         Sourcing for nancing for construction through regional umbrellas –NELSAP, EAC, EAPP.

 

6

Lira-Gulu-Nebbi-Arua-132kV(72.5km)

Improvement of availability, reliability, and quality of power supply.

 

·         Soliciting of funds

7

Lira-Gulu-Agago 132kV (140km)

Provision of transmission capacity to evacuate power from Agago/ Achwa 88MW power plant.

·         Procurement of consultant for technical Assessment, detailed design, ESIA and RAP and Supervision EPC works ongoing.

·         Funded by GoU

 

8

Kabulasoke-Kiboga- Hoima 132kV (187km).

This project is needed urgently to evacuate surplus power from the 9MW generated by Buseruka and 5MW by Kinyara power plants to the National Grid.

To provide transmission capacity

To meet the growing demand and improve power supply quality and reliability in the districts of Hoima, Mityana and Mubende.

·         Procurement of consultant for

     technical Assessment,

     detailed Design, ESIA

     and RAP and

     Supervision EPC

     works ongoing.

·         Funded by GoU.

9

Masaka – Mbarara 220kV (135km).

 

 

To provide adequate transmission

infrastructure to meet the energy needs for the Uganda population in the project area

To provide infrastructure to enable regional power trade.

·         Procurement of Supervision

     Consultant completed.

·         Feasibility studies completed

·         Soliciting for nancing

10

Masaka-Mutukula- Mwanza 220kV transmission Line (82km) Uganda’s side.

Regional grid interconnection for power trade and improve- ment of security of supply.

·         Feasibility study, ESIA and abbreviated RAP study completed.

·         To be implemented under EAC (East African Community)

11

Mutundwe Substation upgrade- 132/33kV, 60MVA, 132/11kV, 40MVA.

Provision of adequate trans- former capacity to absorb power generated from Bujagali Hydro power Plant.

 

 

·         Soliciting for nancing.

12

Lugogo  Substation upgrade- 132/33kV, 60MVA Transformer. 

Provision of adequate trans- former capacity to absorb power generated from Bujagali Hydro power Plant.

·         Soliciting for nancing.

13

Kawanda Substation upgrade- additional 132/33kV 32/40MVA.

Provision of adequate trans- former capacity to absorb power generated from Bujagali Hydro power Plant.

·         Sourcing for nancing.

 

14

 

Kawaala 132/33kV Substation upgrade.

 

Improvement of power supply reliability and quality in Na- mungona, Kasubi, Kawaala and Wakiso district.

 

 

·         Sourcing for nancing.

15

Mbale-Bulambuli 132kV (60km).

Provide evacuation capacity for the renewable projects in the area such as Siti I & II, Muyembe, Ngenge I & II etc.

 

·         Feasibility study ongoing Sourcing for nancing from KfW.

 

FAQs – About Company Projects

 

1.   What effects will the transmission line have on us?

     Geotechnical information/data will be collected from specific areas along the line to enable    engineers to design appropriately; ensuring that communities living in flood prone areas are not affected by electricity, in case of accidents.

 2.   Are there chances that high voltage transmission line will pre-dispose the community to diseases like cancer?

 Scientific studies have shown that radiation effect is almost at zero point after the 40 meter width corridor; that is why we urge all those who will be affected to move away from the 40 meter width corridor to ensure safety. No conclusive study has linked radiation with cancer; but to ensure safety, it is not wise to live under the transmission line.

 3.   How does a community benefit from your projects?

 The transmission lines we erect are high voltage lines, but eventually it will boost the distribution lines in the general.

 4.  How much land is needed for a transmission line corridor?

 A 30 meter’ wide corridor is needed for the line and the land is demarcated into two (2) zones namely;

 Right of way : 5 meters to have the access track for maintenance works. This is wholly purchased and transferred to UETCL.

 Wayleaves  :  The remainder of the land within the corridor is for the tower construction / installations and the designated safety area.(This is an easement which remains the property of the owner but used with restrictions.

5.  How What is an easement?

 An easement is when a land owner retains ownership of his property, but conveys limited rights to the easement holder for specific uses. When UETCL obtains an easement, we do so for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a transmission line. We purchase property for substations, rather than obtaining easement rights.

 6.   Who gets affected by the transmission projects?

 Different categories get affected by the transmission line projects. These are called Project Affected Persons(PAPs)

 These include;

 7.   What are the legal requirements to prove ownership of land?

 Land Owners            : Proof of title and purchase agreements.

 Minors                              : Guardianship orders

 Absentee Land Owners         : Signed powers of Attorney

 Survivors of Deceased          : Letters of Administration

 Tenants                             : Consent from Land owners for tenants to   sell to UETCL

 

 

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