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TotalEnergies Signs MoU to Develop 120 MW of Solar Capacity in Uganda

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Global major TotalEnergies, through its exploration and production arm in Uganda, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Uganda for the two parties to co-develop up 120 MW of solar PV capacity in the east African country.

The signing of the MoU paves way for TotalEnergies EP Uganda and the Ugandan government to collaborate on enhancing energy security and the implementation of the energy transition. In February, 2022, the two parties had agreed on a renewable energy penetration framework comprising the development of six 20 MW solar PV systems in Kapeeka, Iganga, Tororo, Kumi, Bukedea and Palisa.

The projects are part of TotalEnergies’ global strategy to be among the world’s top five renewables producers by expanding its renewables portfolio from 12 GW in June 2022 to 35 GW by 2025 and 100 GW by 2030. In Uganda, the major plans to deploy 1 GW of clean energy capacity by 2030.

Philippe Groueix, General Manager TotalEnergies EP Uganda said, “TotalEnergies EP Uganda will undertake feasibility studies and develop these Solar PV projects in accordance with today’s signed project agreement and the applicable laws.”

The projects will support energy access, economic growth and environmental sustainability targets set by the government of Uganda under the Nationally Determined Contributions and the National Vision 2040 policies.

In addition to developing the solar PV projects, TotalEnergies is carrying out upstream activities, including the development of the Tilenga project as well as the operation of over 200 service stations in Uganda.

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Nicholas Nhede

Nicholas Nhede

Nicholas is an energy sector journalist with a passion on how technology and diversification of the energy mix can be used to address energy sector challenges. Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication studies and has been covering energy-related topics including the Internet of Things, distributed energy and digitalisation since 2015.