Mpanga Hydroelectric Power Station
|Mpanga Power Station|
Map of Uganda showing the location of Mpanga Power Station
|Dam and spillways|
|Normal elevation||1,000 m (3,300 ft)|
|Commission date||10 February 2011|
|Installed capacity||18 MW (24,000 hp)|
The power station is located across River Mpanga, in Kitagwenda County, Kamwenge District, approximately 25 kilometres (16 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.
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 2007. 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 was complete. Technical commissioning was scheduled for Thursday 10 February 2011, while the public commissioning was planned for March 2011. Construction of the power station was undertaken by a Sri Lankan hydropower construction company called VS Hydro (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 gigawatt-hours (230 TJ).
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