List of power stations in Uganda

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The following page lists all power stations in Uganda.

Completed hydroelectric power stations[edit]

Hydroelectric power station Community Coordinates Type Capacity Year completed or completion expected Name of reservoir River
Bugoye Power Station Bugoye, Kasese District 0°18′00″N 30°06′02″E / 0.3000°N 30.1005°E / 0.3000; 30.1005 (Bugoye Power Station) Run of river 13 MW 2009 N/A River Mubuku
Bujagali Power Station Bujagali, Buikwe District 0°29′51″N 33°08′24″E / 0.4975°N 33.1400°E / 0.4975; 33.1400 (Bujagali Power Station) Run of river 250 MW 2012[1] N/A River Nile
Kabalega Power Station Buseruka, Hoima District 1°32′42″N 31°06′41″E / 1.5450°N 31.1115°E / 1.5450; 31.1115 (Buseruka Power Station) Reservoir 9.0 MW 2013[2] Buseruka Reservoir River Wambabya
Kanungu Power Station Kanungu, Kanungu District 0°55′50″S 29°43′52″E / 0.9306°S 29.7311°E / -0.9306; 29.7311 (Kanungu Power Station) Run of river 6.6 MW[3] 2011 N/A River Ishasha
Kiira Power Station Jinja, Jinja District 0°27′02″N 33°11′09″E / 0.4506°N 33.1858°E / 0.4506; 33.1858 (Kiira Power Station) Reservoir 200 MW 2000 Lake Victoria River Nile
Mpanga Power Station Mpanga, Kamwenge District 0°04′52″N 30°22′52″E / 0.0810°N 30.3810°E / 0.0810; 30.3810 (Mpanga Power Station) Run of river 18 MW[4] 2011 N/A River Mpanga
Mubuku I Power Station Kitoko, Kasese District 0°19′07″N 30°06′00″E / 0.318610°N 30.100000°E / 0.318610; 30.100000 (Mubuku I Power Station) Run of river 5 MW[5] 1950s N/A River Mubuku
Mubuku III Power Station Mubuku, Kasese District 0°15′48″N 30°07′12″E / 0.263340°N 30.120000°E / 0.263340; 30.120000 (Mubuku III Power Station) Run of river 10 MW 2009 N/A River Mubuku
Nalubaale Power Station Njeru, Buikwe District 0°26′37″N 33°11′06″E / 0.443611°N 33.185°E / 0.443611; 33.185 (Nalubaale Power Station) Reservoir 180 MW 1954 Lake Victoria River Nile
Nyagak Power Station Paidha, Zombo District 2°25′52″N 30°58′28″E / 2.4310°N 30.9745°E / 2.4310; 30.9745 (Nyagak Power Station) Run of river 3.5 MW[6] 2012 N/A River Nyagak
Kisiizi Power Station Kisiizi, Rukungiri District 0°59′44″S 29°57′45″E / 0.9956°S 29.9625°E / -0.9956; 29.9625 (Kisiizi Power Station) Run of river 0.3MW.[7] 2008 N/A River Kisiizi
Gwere-Luzira Power Station Gwere-Luzira, Moyo District 3°40′12″N 31°46′52″E / 3.6700°N 31.7810°E / 3.6700; 31.7810 (Gwere-Luzira Power Station) Run of river 0.5KW[8] 2009 N/A River Amoa

Hydroelectric power stations under construction[edit]

Hydroelectric power station Community Coordinates Type Capacity Year completed or completion expected Name of reservoir River
Ayago Power Station[9] Ayago, Nwoya District 2°21′47″N 31°55′12″E / 2.3630°N 31.9200°E / 2.3630; 31.9200 (Ayago Power Station) Run of river 600 MW[10] 2023 N/A River Nile
Isimba Power Station[11] Isimba, Kamuli District 0°56′24″N 32°57′54″E / 0.9400°N 32.9650°E / 0.9400; 32.9650 (Isimba Power Station) Run of river 183.2 MW[12] 2018 N/A River Nile
Karuma Power Station[13] Karuma, Kiryandongo District 2°14′35″N 32°14′42″E / 2.2430°N 32.2450°E / 2.2430; 32.2450 (Karuma Power Station) Run of river 600 MW[14] 2018[15] N/A River Nile

Proposed hydroelectric power stations[edit]

Hydroelectric power station Community Coordinates Type Capacity Year completed or completion expected Name of reservoir River
Agbinika Power Station Yumbe, Yumbe District 3°30′00″N 31°07′12″E / 3.5000°N 31.1200°E / 3.5000; 31.1200 (Agbinika Power Station) Run of river 20 MW[16] 2025 N/A Kochi River
Maziba Power Station Maziba, Kabale District 1°19′08″S 30°04′48″E / 1.3189°S 30.0800°E / -1.3189; 30.0800 (Maziba Power Station) Run of river 6.5 MW 2020 N/A River Kiruruma
Muzizi Power Station Ndaiga, Hoima District 0°57′54″N 30°32′42″E / 0.9650°N 30.5450°E / 0.9650; 30.5450 (Muzizi Power Station) Run of river 26 MW 2027 N/A River Muzizi
Nengo Bridge Hydropower Station Nengo Rukungiri District 0°48′54″S 29°50′00″E / 0.815000°S 29.833333°E / -0.815000; 29.833333 (Nengo Bridge Power Station) Run of river 6.5 MW 2017 N/A River Mirera
Nyagak II Power Station[17] Paidha, Zombo District 2°30′00″N 30°59′24″E / 2.5000°N 30.9900°E / 2.5000; 30.9900 (Nyagak II Power Station) Run of river 5 MW 2017 N/A River Nyagak
Nyagak III Power Station Paidha, Zombo District 2°27′00″N 30°58′48″E / 2.4500°N 30.9800°E / 2.4500; 30.9800 (Nyagak III Power Station) Run of river 4.36 MW[18] 2018 N/A River Nyagak
Waki Power Station Butiaba, Masindi District 1°45′58″N 31°21′58″E / 1.7660°N 31.3660°E / 1.7660; 31.3660 (Waki Power Station) Run of river 5 MW[19] 2017 N/A River Waki
Kikagati Power Station Kikagati, Isingiro District 1°01′48″S 30°40′48″E / 1.0300°S 30.6800°E / -1.0300; 30.6800 (Kikagati Power Station) Run of river 16MW 2017 N/A River Kagera
Nshungyezi Power Station Nshungyezi, Isingiro District 1°00′00″S 30°44′42″E / 1.0000°S 30.7450°E / -1.0000; 30.7450 (Nshungyezi Hydropower Station) Run of river 39MW 2022 N/A River Kagera
Nyamwamba Power Station Kilembe, Kasese District 0°13′48″N 29°59′06″E / 0.2300°N 29.9850°E / 0.2300; 29.9850 (Nyamwamba Power Station) Run of river 14MW 2017 N/A River Nyamwamba
Rwimi Power Station Rwimi, Kabarole District 0°23′24″N 30°10′48″E / 0.3900°N 30.1800°E / 0.3900; 30.1800 (Rwimi Power Station) Run of river 5.6MW 2017 N/A River Rwimi
Siti Hydroelectric Power Station Siti, Bukwo District 1°15′00″N 34°38′13″E / 1.250000°N 34.636945°E / 1.250000; 34.636945 (Siti Power Station) Run of river 21.5 MW 2017 N/A River Siti

Completed thermal power stations[edit]

Thermal power station Community Coordinates Fuel type Capacity Year completed or completion expected Name of Owner Notes
Bugala Power Station Kalangala, Bugala Island 0°18′36″S 32°12′54″E / 0.3100°S 32.2150°E / -0.3100; 32.2150 (Bugala Power Station) Biodiesel 1.5MW[20] 2010 Bidco Operational
Namanve Power Station[21] Namanve, Mukono Municipality 0°20′38″N 32°42′05″E / 0.3440°N 32.7015°E / 0.3440; 32.7015 (Namanve Power Station) Fuel Oil 50 MW[22] 2008 Jacobsen Preserved for use during peak hour demands. In July 2011, Uganda government decommissioned two diesel-powered thermal plants, each with 50MW capacity, to save money in a tight economy.[23][24]
Tororo Power Station Tororo 0°38′15″N 34°07′05″E / 0.6375°N 34.1180°E / 0.6375; 34.1180 (Tororo Power Station) Biodiesel
Fuel oil
Crude oil
80 MW[25] 2010 Electro-Maxx First indigenous independent power plant established and funded by Africans anywhere on the Continent
Kakira Power Station Kakira, Jinja District 0°30′32″N 33°17′24″E / 0.5089°N 33.2900°E / 0.5089; 33.2900 (Kakira Power Station) Bagasse 52 MW[26] 2005 Madhvani Group Upgraded to 52MW during 2013[27]
Kinyara Power Station Kinyara, Masindi 1°38′08″N 31°36′20″E / 1.6355°N 31.6055°E / 1.6355; 31.6055 (Kinyara Power Station) Bagasse 40MW[28] 2009 Kinyara Sugar Works Limited Capacity in 2009 was 14.5MW. Power Station currently under expansion to 40MW capacity by 2015.[29]
Kaliro Power Station Buwaya, Kaliro District 0°56′11″N 33°28′59″E / 0.936389°N 33.483056°E / 0.936389; 33.483056 (Kaliro Power Station) Bagasse 12MW[30] 2014 Sugar & Allied Industries Limited Capacity in 2014 is 12MW, of which 3MW is used internally by SAIL, the remaining 9MW is sold to the national grid.
Lugazi Power Station Lugazi, Buikwe District 0°22′48″N 32°56′42″E / 0.3800°N 32.9450°E / 0.3800; 32.9450 (Lugazi Power Station) Bagasse 14MW[31] 2007 Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited Capacity in 2010 was 5MW, fully utilized internally by SCOUL.

Proposed thermal power stations[edit]

Thermal power station Community Coordinates Fuel type Capacity Year completed or completion expected Name of Owner Notes
Katwe Power Station Lake Katwe
Kasese District
0°08′42″S 29°53′24″E / 0.1450°S 29.8900°E / -0.1450; 29.8900 (Katwe Power Station) Geothermal power 150 MW[32] 2015 AAE Systems Inc. & Katwe Geothermal Limited Katwe Power Station Expected Online in 2015
Nzizi Power Station Nzizi
Hoima District
1°30′00″N 30°55′48″E / 1.5000°N 30.9300°E / 1.5000; 30.9300 (Nzizi Power Station) Natural gas, Heavy fuel oil 100 MW[33] 2017 Tullow Oil Plc. & Jacobsen Elektro Nzizi expected online in 2017.

Hybrid power stations[edit]

Hybrid power station Community Coordinates Fuel types Capacity Year completed or completion expected Name of Owner Notes
Bukuzindu Hybrid Solar and Thermal Power Station Bukuzindu
Kalangala District
0°18′25″S 32°09′09″E / 0.306944°S 32.152500°E / -0.306944; 32.152500 (Bukuzindu Power Station) Solar power & Diesel fuel 1.6 MW[34] 2014 KIS & Uganda Development Corporation Second power station on Bugala Island after Bugala Power Station owned by BIDCO

Proposed Solar power stations[edit]

Solar power station Community Coordinates Fuel type Capacity Year completed Name of Owner Notes
Uganda Solar Power Station I To Be Determined Solar[35] 125 MW 2016 UDC
Ergon Solair
Martifer Solar
In development
Uganda Solar Power Station II To Be Determined Solar 125 MW 2016 UDC
Ergon Solair
Martifer Solar
In development
Uganda Solar Power Station III To Be Determined Solar 125 MW 2016 UDC
Ergon Solair
Martifer Solar
In development
Uganda Solar Power Station IV To Be Determined Solar 125 MW 2016 UDC
Ergon Solair
Martifer Solar
In development[36]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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