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ERA Issues License to ARPE Limited

Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has issued a license to ARPE Limited, trading as PAC S.p.A, for the generation and sale of 83 MW of electricity across River Achwa in Pader and Gulu Districts.  This follows the company’s application for a license submitted to ERA in March 2014, which was considered by the Authority at its 234th meeting, held on July 30, 2014.

The license becomes effective on 19 August 2014 and is valid for a period of 40 (forty) years, including the construction period, during which ARPE Limited will construct, own and operate two hydropower plants.

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Notice of Intended Application for a License for the Establishment of 50MW Wind Power Project in Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong Districts

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has under Section 29 of the Electricity Act 1999, Cap 145, received a Notice of Intended Application for a License from Senok Trade Combine (Private) Limited for the generation and sale of electricity from a wind power project proposed to be established in Moroto, Kotido and Kaabong Districts. 

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ERA Bids Farewell to Mr. Patrick Mwesige

The Board and Staff of Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), on Monday, 4 August 2014, bid farewell to Mr. Patrick Mwesige, the outgoing Director, Financial and Administrative Services.  This was at a dinner in honour of Mr. Mwesige, held at ERA House.

The ERA Board Chairman, Mr. Richard Santo Apire, thanked Mr. Mwesige for his dedicated service to ERA and immense support to the Board over the last 12 years.  He urged Mr. Mwesige to continue giving professional guidance to ERA.

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ERA Gets New Board Member

The MEng. Otengo Otogo, ERA Board Memberinister for Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Irene Muloni, on 14 July 2014, appointed Eng. Joseph Otengo Otogo to the Board of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA).  The appointment is for a five-year term.

Eng. Otogo has over 20 years’ experience in Engineering, with the most recent earned in the capacity of Senior Technical Support Engineer at Alcatel-Lucent (2000-2013).  He previously worked as Network Engineer with Fibernet UK Ltd (1999-2000) and as Testing and Commissioning Engineer with Marconi Communications (1996-1998).  Eng. Otogo is fervent about energy economics, power markets and power generation and transmission security.

To his name, Eng. Otogo has a Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Electrical Power (Brunel University); a Bachelors’ Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (University of North London); and a Higher National Certificate in Electronics (City of Westminster College).

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Ferdsult Engineering Services Limited (FESL) Applies for Review of Electricity Tariff

Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has received an application from Ferdsult Engineering Services Limited (FESL/Ferdsult) for a review of electricity end-user tariffs for its concession areas, namely: Rukungiri-Kanungu, Kakumiro-Kibaale-Kyenjojo and Masaka-Rakai-Isingiro-Ntungamo.

Ferdsult has applied for Electricity Tariffs as proposed in the table below for the period 2014 to 2023.

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