Nyagak III Power Station

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Nyagak III Power Station
Nyagak III Power Station is located in Uganda
Nyagak III Power Station
Map of Uganda showing the location of
Nyagak III Power Station
Country Uganda
Location Paidha
Coordinates 02°27′00″N 30°58′48″E / 2.45000°N 30.98000°E / 2.45000; 30.98000Coordinates: 02°27′00″N 30°58′48″E / 2.45000°N 30.98000°E / 2.45000; 30.98000
Status Proposed
Dam and spillways
Impounds Nyagak River
Normal elevation 1,380 m (4,530 ft)
Power station
Commission date 2018 (expected)
Type Run-of-the-river
Turbines 2
Installed capacity (planned) 4.36 MW (5,850 hp)

Nyagak III Power Station is a 4.36 megawatts (5,850 hp) proposed mini hydroelectric power project in Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.


The power station will be located across the Nyagak River, in Nyapea Sub County, Okoro County, Zombo District, in West Nile, Northern Uganda. This location lies in the town of Paidha, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in close proximity, but downstream of the existing Nyagak I Power Station.


In September 2010, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study was concluded by Lahmeyer International GmbH, a German consulting engineering firm.[1] Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) will develop Nyagak III through a Public Private Partnership (PPP). In 2013, the International Finance Corporationassisted UEGCL to identify and select an investor from the private sector, who will invest equity and arrange further debt and equity financing for the project. That investor will then design, develop, and operate the development under a PPP agreement with UEGCL. This selection process was expected to last approximately one year, beginning in July 2013.[2]

Construction timetable[edit]

It is anticipated that the selection process for the core investor will last until 2014. Construction will then begin in 2015 and last four years, with commissioning anticipated in 2019.[3][4]

Construction costs[edit]

In 2011, the construction of Nyagak III Power Station was anticipated to cost approximately US$14 million.[5] The power generated will be evacuated via the existing 33kV transmission power lines linking the towns of Paidha, Nebbi, Bondo, Okollo and Arua, constructed at an estimated cost of US$15 million, between 2006 and 2012, during the development of Nyagak Power Station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Herter, Marco (MSc Candidate, Fakultät Maschinenbau und Fahrzeugtechnik Institut für Energie- und Antriebstechnik) (21 June 2010). "Impact of Climate Change On Small Hydropower Plants In The West Nile Region, Uganda". Hs-Rottenburg.net. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ UEGCL (18 June 2013). "Selection of A Private Investor for Development of Nyagak III Hydro Power Plant Under A Public Private Partnership Arrangement". Uganda Electricity Generating Company Limited (UEGCL). Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Wacha, Joe (8 November 2012). "UEGCL Fears Excess Nyagak Hydro Power Will Go To Waste". Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Ondoga, Ayiga (15 November 2013). "West Nile Power Line Extension Begins". New Vision. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  5. ^ DEVEX, . (June 2011). "Legal Consultants for Nyagak III Uganda Small Hydro (Firm)". Devex.com (DEVEX). Retrieved 11 July 2014. 

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