Lubilia Hydropower Plant Commissioned
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The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) and other stakeholders in the Industry witnessed the commissioning of the 5.4 MW Lubilia Mini Hydropower Plant in Kasese District, on 28th June 2018.
The Plant was developed by Frontier Energy at a cost of US$ 18 Million and will sell its power to the National Grid, through the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited. Consumers will pay US Cents 9.9 per kilowatt hour for the electricity generated by the Lubilia Hydropower Plant.
While officiating at the commissioning ceremony, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, represented by the Minister of State for Minerals, Hon. Peter Lokeris, reiterated that the Government of Uganda “shall continue to prioritize the Energy Sector to ensure that all our people have access to clean energy and provide adequate and reliable power supply to support industrialization, to create jobs, and transform society to middle income status.” The Minister commended the Electricity Regulatory Authority and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for the good progress made in transforming the Energy Sector and providing the needed engine for economic development of Uganda.
The ERA Chief Executive Officer in her remarks expressed gratitude to the various stakeholders that were instrumental in the realization of the Lubilia Project, including the Project Developer, Development Partners, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the Kasese District Local Government, UETCL, National Environment Management Authority, and the Office of the Chief Government Valuer.
The Lubilia Plant was developed under the Global Energy Transfer for Feed-in Tariff (GET FiT) Program, a dedicated support scheme for Renewable Energy Projects managed by the Germany Development Bank – KfW, in partnership with the Electricity Regulatory Authority; and funded by the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund, the Governments of Norway, Germany, and the United Kingdom.