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ERA Hosts Inaugural Forum on Electricity Supply in Uganda

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) hosted the inaugural Forum on Electricity Supply in Uganda, on 20th June 2017.

The Forum provided a platform for Chief Executives of the companies operating in the Electricity Supply Industry to deliberate 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, reliable and affordable energy sources. The Industry Leaders addressed the social-economic transformation ‘propellers’ highlighted as: Accelerated Access, Absorption capacity, and Delivery of affordable electricity.

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Eng. Irene Muloni, who officiated at the Forum, in her keynote speech identified the three priorities in the Energy Sector as: increasing generation capacity and transmission network; increasing access to modern energy services through rural electrification and Renewable Energy development; and promotion of efficient utilization of energy and reduction of system losses. The Minister noted the “need to collaborate and work together to ensure that we provide adequate and reliable power supply to support national programs”.

In her remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Regulatory Authority, Eng. Ziria Tibalwa Waako, appealed to all stakeholders in the ESI to promote a consistent and powerful commitment to synergistic teamwork, noting that, “it is when we work in synergy as Industry Executives with a Vision and long-term strategy for the greater good of our Industry, that we can ensure that the dream of industrialization is achieved in our mother country Uganda”.

The Forum that took place at the Kampala Serena Hotel was attended by officials of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the Rural Electrification Agency, and Leaders of over 20 companies licensed by ERA across the Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Segments of the ESI.

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Last Updated on Monday, 26 June 2017 14:17