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First Grid Connected Solar Power in Uganda Expected by End of 2015

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) and GET FiT Uganda on December 10, 2014, announced winners of the recently concluded solar tender process.  

Simba Telecom Ltd./Building Energy SpA and the Access Uganda Solar/TSK Electronica consortia who emerged with the best offers in the reverse tender process will each build, own and operate 10 MW grid-connected solar projects in the eastern districts of Tororo and Soroti. 

The two consortia will benefit from the GET FiT Solar Facility to pioneer the production of grid-connected solar power in Uganda. The projects are expected to start operation as early as the end of 2015.


ERA and GET FiT Announce the First 20 MW of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects to be Developed in Uganda

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) in cooperation with GET FiT Uganda, announce the conclusion of the process for the selection of the first 20 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Uganda.

After a competitive bidding process that was initiated in January 2014, the projects proposed by the Ugandan-Italian consortium - Simba Telecom Ltd./ Building Energy SpA ( www.the-simba-group.com , www.buildingenergy.it ) and the consortium of Access / TSK Electronica (United Arab Emirates/Spain) ( www.access-advisory.com ) have been selected by ERA and the GET FiT Investment Committee to benefit from the GET FiT Solar Facility, a dedicated support scheme for solar PV development.

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Notice of Public Hearing

(Under Regulation 18 (2) of the Electricity (Application for Permit, License and Tariff Review) Regulations, 2007)

The general public is hereby requested to TAKE NOTICE that the Electricity Regulatory Authority shall on the 16th day of December 2014 hold a Public Hearing regarding the Application for a License for the Generation and Sale of 5.46 MW of electricity from a hydropower plant proposed to be established across Rivers Ndugutu and Sindila in Bundibugyo District.


Installation Permits Training Workshop & Interviews

Electricity Regulatory Authority will hold a half day free training workshop for Electrical Installation Engineers, Technicians and wiremen in Western Uganda on Friday, 12th December, 2014 at Gardens Restaurant in Fort Portal town starting at 9.00 am.

The training workshop shall be followed by Interviews for Electrical Installation Engineers, Technicians and wiremen the following day Saturday, 13th December, 2014 at the same venue starting at 8.00 am.


Notice of Public Hearing - Applications for 2015 Tariff Review (Change of Date)

The Electricity Regulatory Authority informs all Electricity Consumers, Electricity Sector Stakeholders, Government Agencies and the General Public of the change in the date for the 2015 tariff review Public Hearing from December 10, 2014 to December 16, 2014. The venue and the time are not affected by this change in dates and remain Imperial Royale Hotel, 09:00 am.