Mubuku III Power Station

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Mubuku III Power Station
Mubuku III Power Station is located in Uganda
Mubuku III Power Station
Map of Uganda showing the location of
Mubuku III Power Station
Country Uganda
Location Mubuku, Kasese District
Coordinates 00°15′37″N 30°08′58″E / 0.26028°N 30.14944°E / 0.26028; 30.14944Coordinates: 00°15′37″N 30°08′58″E / 0.26028°N 30.14944°E / 0.26028; 30.14944
Status Operational
Commission date 2008
Owner(s) Kasese Cobalt Company Limited
Power generation
Primary fuel Hydropower
Units operational 4
Nameplate capacity 10 MW

Mubuku III Power Station is a 10 MW mini-hydroelectric power station in Uganda.


The power station is located across the Mubuku River, near the town of Mubuku, Kasese District, in Western Uganda.[1] This location lies in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mubuku lies approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi), by road, north of Kasese, the location of the district headquarters, and the nearest large city.[2] The coordinates of the power station are:0° 15' 37.0"N, 30° O8' 58.0"E (Latitude:0.260275; Longitude:30.149450).[3]


The Mubuku III Power Station, is a run of the river mini-hydropower installation, with installed capacity of 10 MW.[4] It became operational in 2008, having been built by Kasese Cobalt Company Limited, a company that extracts cobalt from the sludge left when copper is extracted out of copper ore. The excess power generated is sold to the national grid. Mubuku III Power Station is the third mini-hydropower station on River Mubuku. The other two are Mubuku I Power Station, owned and operated by Kilembe Mines Limited, with installed capacity of 5 MW and Mubuku II Power Station, also known as Bugoye Power Station, with capacity of 13 MW, owned by Tronder Power Limited, a Norwegian company.[5]

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