Uganda to increase electricity exports in 2015

Power lines
Power lines

Uganda is projected to increase electricity exports to neighboring countries from 95 Gigawatts to 101GWh over the next 12 months.

According to the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited much of the electricity will be exported to Tanzania, which will get 62GWh, up from 57GWh.

Exports to the Democratic Republic of Congo will increase from 2GWh to 3GWh.

Over the same period, electricity exports to Kenya will, howeverbe maintained at 35GWh.

The chief executive officer of the Transmissions Board Erias Kiyemba says ever since the commissioning of the Bujagali Hydropower Plant in 2012 the country is having redundant energy and the surplus is being exported.

Story by Nelson Wesonga