Uganda: Becoming a Power Player

Deriving 80% of its energy from hydropower, Uganda holds vast renewable potential, which the government has been keen to develop through public-private partnerships. The country has also fast-tracked regional interconnection projects, aiming to boost the export of power within the East African region, with a domestic export potential of 690 MW. In upstream development, submission for qualification in Uganda’s five-block licensing round closed at the end of September, as the emerging oil producer targets upcoming production of 200,000 barrels per day.

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Power from Renewables

The government is seeking to develop power generation through public-private partnerships with a focus on renewable resources.

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Midstream and Downstream Infrastructure

Uganda has plans to build a refinery in the Western Region to meet local and regional oil demand, with the surplus exported via pipeline to its Western Region.

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Sihle Qekeleshe is a Web Editor at Energy Capital & Power. She has experience as a Copywriter and Editor in various industries.

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