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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We are Open!

Over the last few months, the world has been hit by the COVID pandemic. Most of the world went into lockdown. Airlines were grounded because nations could not allow them entry into their countries. International business came to a standstill. Supply chains were affected as factories were closed. When the lockdown started we thought it […]

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UNRA’s Local Content Drive

Last month Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) put out a tender for consultancy services for feasibility studies and detailed engineering design of six selected national roads. The most amazing part of this tender is that three of the six lots are reserved for national/local consultants. That is one hundred percent of the project not thirty […]

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