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ERA to Host Inaugural Executive Forum on Electricity Supply in Uganda

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) will host the inaugural Executive Forum on Electricity Supply in Uganda, on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel.

The Forum will bring together the Chief Executives and /or Managing Directors of the companies licensed by ERA across the Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Segments of the Electricity Supply Industry. This is aimed at providing a platform for deliberation on achieving a synergized contribution to Government of Uganda’s aspiration of transforming the country from a peasantry to an industrialized nation; through accelerating access to clean, affordable and reliable energy sources to facilitate industrialization, in line with Vision 2040. The forum will address the social-economic transformation ‘propellers’ highlighted as: Accelerated Access, Absorption capacity, and Delivery of affordable electricity.

According to Eng. Ziria Tibalwa Waako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Regulatory Authority, “ERA as a central actor in the Electricity Supply Industry in Uganda has set its focus on deliverables that would accelerate Government of Uganda’s aspiration of increased access and availing of 41,738 MW of electricity with the projected per capital consumption of 3,668 kWh by 2040. "Eng. Waako adds that "The attainment of these targets and aspirations by the Government requires a coordinated strategy by the players in the Electricity Supply Industry that will define and harmonize annual priorities and efforts across the board, and eventually deliver the desired social-economic transformation.”

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Eng. Irene Muloni, will officiate at the forum and deliver a key note address on the topic: Access to clean, affordable and reliable energy sources to facilitate industrialization for socio-economic transformation of society. "The forum is part of ERA’s wider process of Stakeholder Consultation, and is expected to be an annual activity on the Authority’s calendar.

Since its establishment in the year 2000, the Electricity Regulatory Authority has closely worked with Key Stakeholders towards the development of the Electricity Supply Industry. Through synergized interventions, the several milestones so far achieved will be consolidated for the benefit of the people of Uganda.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 June 2017 17:23