The Electricity Regulatory Authority(‘the Authority’) hereby gives Notice of its decision Not to extend Permit No. 2014/070 held by NGORYOMWO SMALL HYDRO LIMITED for the development of the proposed 2 MW Ngoryomwo Small Hydropower Project on River Atari in Kapchorwa District.
The decision was reached at the Authority’s 277th meeting held on April 5, 2017, based on the following;
NGORYOMWO SMALL HYDRO LIMITEDheld a valid permit for the project site for a period of more than twenty four (24) months. Further extension would be contrary to the provisions of Regulatory Notice; ERA/003/2015.
Despite holding a valid permit for a period of more than twenty four (24) months, NGORYOMWO SMALL HYDRO LIMITED did not obtain the relevant statutory consents from the National Environment Management Authority, the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited and the Directorate of Water Resources Management. In addition, the company did not undertake a detailed Resettlement Action Plan for the proposed project.
- In the circumstances, the Authority noted the company’s failure to fulfil its obligations as per the Permit Terms and Conditions and Announces the availability of the site to any other intending developers.
Any comments or queries in respect to this Notice may be sent to the office of the Authority for the attention of:-
Electricity Regulatory Authority
ERA House, Plot 15, Shimoni Road, Nakasero,
P.O. Box 10332, Kampala
Tel: +256 414 341 185/ 0393260166
Fax +256 414 341 624