Kiira Hydroelectric Power Station
|Kiira Power Station|
Kiira Hydroelectric Power Station, marked with a red arrow.
Kiira Power Station, sometimes spelled Kiyira Power Station, is a hydroelectric power station with an installed capacity of 200MW, in Uganda.
The power station is located at Kimaka, a northern suburb of Jinja, Jinja District, in eastern central Uganda. It is housed next to the Nalubaale Power Station at the point where the River Nile pours out of Lake Victoria to start its three months, 4,000 miles (6,400 km) journey to the Mediterranean Sea. The coordinates of Kiira Power Station are:00 27 00N, 33 11 08E (Latitude:0.4500; Longitude:33.1855).
In 1993 work started on the Owen Falls Extension project. The new project is a second powerhouse located about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) northeast of the Nalubaale Power Station, which was built in 1954. A new canal was cut to bring water from Lake Victoria to the new powerhouse. Major construction was completed in 1999. The first power from two units out of the installed five units, came online in 2000.
As of 2003, three of the five hydro power generators had been installed. Each unit at the extension has a capacity of 40 MW. During official opening ceremonies in 2003, the extension was named the Kiira Power Station. Design and project management of the extension project was by Acres International (now Hatch Acres), Canada.
- Bujagali Power Station
- Nalubaale Power Station
- List of hydropower stations in Africa
- List of power stations in Uganda