Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited
Block C, Victoria Office Park|
6-9 Okot Close, Bukoto
Proscovia Margaret Njuki|
Harrison E. Mutikanga
The Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) is a parastatal company whose primary purpose is to generate electric power for use in Uganda and for sale to neighboring countries. As of December 2017, UEGL's generation capacity was 380 megawatts, with that capacity planned to increase to over 1,300 megawatts, by 2023.
The headquarters of UEGCL are on the third floor of UEDCL Towers, 37 Nakasero Road, Nakasero Hill, in Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. Its coordinates are 0°19'35.0"N, 32°34'38.0"E (Latitude:0.326389; Longitude:32.577222). The company maintains a second office at 18-20 Faraday Road, Amberly Estate, in Jinja, approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi), by road, east of Kampala.
UEGCL was incorporated by the Uganda Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in 2001, following the break-up of the Uganda Electricity Board.
UEGCL is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the power stations owned by the Ugandan government.
In 2002, UEGCL executed a 20-year operational, management, and maintenance concession to Eskom Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of South African energy company Eskom, to cover the two power stations UEGCL owned at the time: Kiira Power Station and Nalubaale Power Station. Eskom sells the electricity it generates to the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) as the authorized single buyer. UETCL resells the power to Umeme, the energy distributor, which then sells it to the public.
Planned initial public offering
In January 2015, the UEGCL chairman announced plans to list shares of company stock on the Uganda Securities Exchange in an initial public offering within the following two years. The funds raised will be used to develop more electricity generation stations, thus adding to national electricity output. At that time, UEGCL owned 380 megawatts of generating capacity, with a goal to increase to 563 megawatts in 2018 and 1,213 megawatts in 2020.
- Nalubaale Hydroelectric Power Station - 180 megawatts
- Kiira Hydroelectric Power Station - 200 megawatts
Power stations in development
- Karuma Power Station - 600 megawatts
- Isimba Power Station - 183 megawatts
- Ayago Power Station - 600 megawatts
- Nyagak III Power Station - 4.4 megawatts
- Muzizi Power Station - 44.7 megawatts
UEGCL is governed by a seven-person board of directors whose chairman is Proscovia Margaret Njuki. Other UEGCL board members include (a) Zachary Baguma Atwooki, (b) Jennifer Bataringaya Lubaale, (c) Zeridah Zigiti, (d) Nixon Kamukama and (e) Mark Martin Obia. The chief executive officer is Harrison E. Mutikanga. In August 2017, UEGCL received the ISO 9001: 2015 certification, becoming the first Ugandan government agency to receive this certification.
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- UEGCL Homepage
- UEGCL ready for operation and maintenance of Karuma, Isimba
- Uganda: Electricity Firms Face Staffing Challenges
- UEGCL Strategic Plan & Direction 2015-2017