Gwere-Luzira Power Station
|Gwere-Luzira Power Station|
|Location||Gwere-Luzira Village, Moyo District|
The power station is located in the Village of Gwere-Luzira, near the town of Metu, in Moyo District. This location lies approximately 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi), by road, northeast of Moyo, the location of the district headquarters and the largest town in the district. The approximate coordinates of Gwere-Luzira Power Station are:03 40 12N, 31 46 52E (Latitude:3.6700; Longitude:31.7810). The coordinates are approximate because the power station does not yet appear on most publicly available maps.
The power station is owned by the villagers of Gwere-Luzira Village, through their association called Lomgbwo Self-help Hydro Electricity Project, formed in 2009. Having raised an initial UGX:6 million (approximately US$3,000), they approached Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (PREEP), a program of the German Company for International Cooperation (GIZ), a subsidiary of the German Federal Government. PREEP assisted with the purchase of the generation and transmission equipment. The villagers constructed the dam themselves with technical supervision from PREEP.
As of June 2011[update], a total of UGX:17 million (approximately US$7,500) has been invested in the project. The power station has a capacity to generate 500Watts (0.5KW), enough to power 300 homes, each with two light bulbs. The project is economically self-sustaining and is able to employ three full-time employees. Plans are underway to increase power output to 5KW.
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