How do we get community ownership of electricity transmission towers?

This week UETCL announced load shedding in Uganda. Not because the country lacks electricity supply or that the demand of electricity has exceeded the current supply. The reason this time is because of electricity tower vandalism. Towers evacuating electricity from the power stations in Jinja were vandalized and they collapsed. In the eastern part of […]

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Re-bundling of Uganda’s Electricity sector is it the right move?

I have read about government’s plan to merge Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL), Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) and Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) into one organization. When I read the article, I called some practitioners in the sector. This was a shock to all. No one can say that the unbundling […]

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It is time to push renewable energy

Energy is an enabler for economic growth. As an energy professional I get amazed at the development that happens after a community that had no electricity is transformed by access of electricity. The productivity of the households increases as mechanization and automation is introduced. Boiling of water is now faster and cleaner as compared to […]

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Musings from Castle Energy Webinar

On 8th August 2020, Castle think tank held a webinar on the energy sector in Uganda. I was honored to be the lead presenter at the webinar. We had four discussants. Mr. Vianney Mutyaba, Manager Pricing at the Electricity Regulation Authority. Mrs Joyce Nkuyahaga, the CEO of Uganda Solar Energy Association. Mr. Peter Nyeko, Managing […]

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