Mpanga Power Station
|Mpanga Power Station|
|Commission date||10 February 2011|
|Maximum capacity||18 MW|
The power station is located across River Mpanga, in Kitagwenda County, Kamwenge District, approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi), by road, southwest of Kamwenge, where the district headquarters are located. This location is approximately 305 kilometres (190 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The approximate coordinates of Mpanga Power Station are:00 04 52N, 30 22 52E (Latitude:0.0810; Longitude:30.3810). The coordinates are approximate because the power station does not yet appear on most publicly available maps.
Mpanga Power Station is situated at the location of Mpanga Falls, on Mpanga River. The 18.0 MW power station was developed by Africa Energy Management Systems. Construction began in 2008. The completed power station came online in 2011. A new 33kV transmission line connects the power station to the national electrical grid.
As of February 2011[update], construction of the power station is complete. Technical commissioning is scheduled for Thursday 10 February 2011, while the public commissioning is scheduled for March 2011.  Construction of the power station was undertaken by a Sri Lankan hydropower construction company called VSHydro (Private) Limited, at an estimated cost of US$26 million.
Mpanga Hydro Power is owned by "EMS Africa" and all the engineering tasks including Operations and Maintenance is done by Sri Lankan Engineers. There are 32 staff (Both Ugandan and Sri Lankan) members currently employed at the site to do the day to day operation of the plant. Annual expected generation of the plant is 64 GWh.
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- List of hydropower stations in Africa
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- Kamwenge District
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- Map Showing Kampala and Mpanga with Distance Marker
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- Mpanga Power Station Commissioned
- VSHydro Website
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