Kinyara Thermal Power Station

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Kinyara Power Station
Kinyara Thermal Power Station is located in Uganda
Kinyara Thermal Power Station
Location of Kinyara Thermal Power Station
Country Uganda
Location Kinyara, Masindi, Masindi District
Coordinates 01°38′12″N 31°36′24″E / 1.63667°N 31.60667°E / 1.63667; 31.60667Coordinates: 01°38′12″N 31°36′24″E / 1.63667°N 31.60667°E / 1.63667; 31.60667
Status Operational
Commission date 2009
Owner(s) Kinyara Sugar Works
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Bagasse
Power generation
Units operational 40.8 MW (3 x 13.6 MW)
Nameplate capacity 40.8 MW

Kinyara Power Station is a 40.8 MW bagasse-fired thermal power plant in Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.


The power station is located in the town of Kinyara in Masindi District in the Western Region of Uganda, on the campus of Kinyara Sugar Works Limited, which owns the station. Kinyara is approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi), by road, west of Masindi, the nearest large town. This location is approximately 230 kilometres (140 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country. The coordinates of the station are:1°38'12.0"N, 31°36'24.0"E (Latitude:1.636667; Longitude:31.606667).[1]


Kinyara Power Station is owned and operated by Kinyara Sugar Works Limited, the second-largest sugar manufacturer in Uganda. The power station was designed and built around the sugar manufacturing plant of Kinyara Sugar Works. The fibrous residue from the process of crushing sugar cane, known as bagasse, is burnt to heat water in boilers and produce steam. The steam is pressurized and used to drive turbines which then generate electricity. The excess heat is used in the sugar manufacturing process. As of September 2009, the power station was capable of producing a maximum of 14.5MW of electricity.[2] As of October 2009, the power station sold 4MW to the national grid.[3] Plans are underway to expand power production to 40MW by 2015. Of this, 22MW will be sold to the national grid and the rest used by the sugar manufacturing complex at Kinyara.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Google, . "Location of Kinyara Power Station At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Birungi, Machrine (11 September 2011). "Sugar Company Distribute Its Power To National Grid". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Akweteireho, Jonathan (20 October 2009). "Maintenance Work At Kinyara Sugar Factory Disrupts Power Supplies". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Walubiri, Moses (17 July 2013). "MPs Considering ShS140 Billion Energy Sector Loans". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Barigaba, Julius (2 February 2013). "Oil-Rich Albertine Region To Become Uganda's Energy Hub". The EastAfrican (Nairobi). Retrieved 16 May 2015. 

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