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[4][5] 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[6] 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 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[7] 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[8] 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 2012 N/A River Nyagak
Kisiizi Power Station[9] 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 2008 N/A River Kisiizi
Gwere-Luzira Power Station[10] 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 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[11] 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[12] 2023 N/A River Nile
Isimba Power Station[13] Isimba, Kamuli District[14] 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[15] 2018 N/A River Nile
Karuma Power Station[16] 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[17] 2018[18] 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[19] 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 2016 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 2018 N/A River Mirera
Nyagak II Power Station[20] 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[21] 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 2018 N/A River Nyagak
Waki Power Station[22] 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 2018 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 2019 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 2020 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 2018 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 2020 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[23] 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 2010 Bidco Operational
Namanve Power Station[24] 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 2008 Jacobsen Will be 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.[25]
Tororo Power Station[26] 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 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 2005 Madhvani Group Upgraded to 52MW during 2013[27][28]
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 14.5MW (35MW By 2015)[29] 2009 Kinyara Sugar Works Limited Capacity in 2009 was 14.5MW. Power Station currently under expansion to 35MW capacity by 2015.[30]
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 8.6MW (16MW Planned) 2007 Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited Capacity in 2007 was 8.6MW.[31]

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[32] 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 2015 AAE Systems Inc. & Katwe Geothermal Limited Katwe Power Station Expected Online in 2015
Nzizi Power Station[33] 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 50 MW 2017 Tullow Oil Plc. & Jacobsen Elektro Nzizi not yet online in August 2013.[34][35]
Bukuzindu Hybrid Solar & Diesel Power Station Bukuzindu, Kalangala District Solar power and Diesel fuel 1.6 MW[36] 2014 KIS & Government of Uganda Second thermal power station on Ssese Islands, 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[37] 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[38]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commissioning Set For April 2012
  2. ^ Buseruka Power Station Completed In 2013
  3. ^ Ishasha Power Station In Kanungu District
  4. ^ Kanungu Power Station Expected Online In 2011
  5. ^ Ishasha Power Station Expected Online 2011
  6. ^ Mpanga Power Station Expected Online 2011
  7. ^ Plans Underway To Increase Capacity To 12MW
  8. ^ About Nyagak Hydropower Project
  9. ^ Kisiizi Power Station Commissioned in 2008
  10. ^ Powering Up Their Village On Their Own
  11. ^ Ayago, Isimba And Karuma Power Stations To Be Developed Simultaneously
  12. ^ Ayago Estimated Capacity Increased To 600MW In 2011/2012 National Budget
  13. ^ Two Hydropower Dams To Boost Uganda's Energy Needs
  14. ^ Construction of Isimba And Karuma Power Stations Started In October 2013
  15. ^ Capacity At Isimba Is 183.2MW
  16. ^ Consultant for Feasibility Study Awarded Contract in 2010
  17. ^ Karuma Capacity Scaled Back To 600MW
  18. ^ Karuma Power Station Expected Online In 2018
  19. ^ Agbinika Planned Capacity Is 20 Megawatts
  20. ^ About Nyagak II Hydropower Project
  21. ^ Nyagak III Currently Under Development
  22. ^ Waki Will Be Developed By Hydromax Who Developed Buseruka
  23. ^ Bugala Power Station Coming Online March 2010
  24. ^ Namanve Power Station Commissioned in 2008
  25. ^ Mutundwe And Kiira Thermal Plants Decommissioned
  26. ^ Tororo Power Station's Capacity Is 80 MW In November 2012
  27. ^ Kakira Upgrading To 52 MW Capacity
  28. ^ 20 MW Used Internally & 32 MW Sold To Uganda's National Grid
  29. ^ Kinyara Power Station Undergoing Expansion In February 2013
  30. ^ Kinyara Power Station To Expand Caapacity To 35 Megawatts By 2015
  31. ^ Installed Capacity of 8.6 Megawatts In 2007
  32. ^ Geothermal Power Plant to Add 150 Megawatts To Uganda Electrical Grid
  33. ^ Construction of Nzizi Power Station Starts in 2011
  34. ^ Nzizi Power Plant May Be Ready In 2012
  35. ^ Nzizi Was Expected Online 2012. Not Yet Online In August 2013.
  36. ^ Bukuzindu Thermal/Solar Power Station Capacity At 1.6 Megawatts
  37. ^ Uganda To Build Four New Solar Energy Plants By 2016
  38. ^ Construction Expected To Start In 2014 And Last Two Years