In accordance with the Electricity Act 1999, Cap 145, Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, the holder of System Operator license was designated by the Electricity Regulatory Authority to publish standardized tariffs for sales to the grid of electricity generated by renewable energy systems of up to a maximum capacity of 20MW.

The applicable feed-in-tariffs by the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, in consultation with the Electricity Regulatory Authority are shown below:

Table 1: REFIT Phase 3 tariffs, O&M %age, capacity limits and payment period.

Technology

Tariff US$/kWh

O&M %ge

Cumulative Capacity Limits (MW)

Payment Period (Years)

2016

2017

2018

Hydro (10 ><= 20 MW)

0.094

10.96%

30

60

80

20

Hydro (5 ><= 10 MW)

Linear tariff1

10.49%

20

40

50

20

Hydro (500kW ><= 5 MW)

0.107

10.49%

10

20

30

20

Bagasse

0.088

29.78%

30

50

60

20

Wind

0.122

10.71%

25

50

75

20

 

Computed as a regressive allocation of costs with increase in plant size


Linear Hydro Tariff 5 to 10 MW

In order to reduce the negative impacts of a stepped tariff, a linear tariff, based on the actual installed capacity, was developed for mid-range hydro projects, 5MW to 10 MW.  This is described in Table 2.

Table 2: Linear tariff: hydro 5><=10MW

Size Tariff (USDc/kWh) Size Tariff (USDc/kWh) Size Tariff (USDc/kWh)
5.1 10.7 6.8 10.2 8.5 9.8
5.2 10.6 6.9 10.2 8.6 9.8
5.3 10.6 7.0 10.2 8.7 9.7
5.4 10.6 7.1 10.2 8.8 9.7
5.5 10.6 7.2 10.1 8.9 9.7
5.6 10.5 7.3 10.1 9.0 9.7
5.7 10.5 7.4 10.1 9.1 9.6
5.8 10.5 7.5 10.1 9.2 9.6
5.9 10.5 7.6 10.0 9.3 9.6
6.0 10.4 7.7 10.0 9.4 9.6
6.1 10.4 7.8 10.0 9.5 9.5
6.2 10.4 7.9 9.9 9.6 9.5
6.3 10.4 8.0 9.9 9.7 9.5
6.4 10.3 8.1 9.9 9.8 9.5
6.5 10.3 8.2 9.9 9.9 9.4
6.6 10.3 8.3 9.8 10.0 9.4
6.7 10.3 8.4 9.8 10.0 9.4

 

Feed in Tariff for Other Technologies

Feed in tariffs for other technologies; biogas, biomass and landfill gas were not fixed but a ceiling price and maximum return on equity level(s) as was set as indicated in Table 3. It was intended to allow for bilateral negotiations while the regulator assesses each project on its individual merit.

Table 3: Tariff Ceiling and Equity Return

Technology

Maximum  Return on Equity

Tariff Ceiling

 (USDc/ kWh)

Biogas

18%

11.5

Landfill gas

18%

8.9

Waste to Energy/Biomass

18%

11.3