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  • Rwanda: REG vows to uproot corruption in its business
    Rwanda: REG vows to uproot corruption in its business 9/12/2017

    In East Africa, the Rwanda Energy Group (REG) has declared that it will not tolerate any corruption from its employees as such acts derail its goals to achieve efficiency in energy generation and electricity access.

  • Ugandan women-led renewable energy enterprises fly flag high
    Ugandan women-led renewable energy enterprises fly flag high 8/25/2017

    The US African Development Foundation (USADF), in collaboration with partners, Power Africa and GE have crowned two Ugandan women-led renewable energy enterprises.

  • Zambia’s first wind power plant soon to commence construction
    Zambia’s first wind power plant soon to commence construction 8/22/2017

    On Monday, the US Trade and Development Agency approved a $1.05 million grant to support a feasibility study and the related costs for Zambia's first wind power plant.

  • Uganda to export power to DRC over a three-year period
    Uganda to export power to DRC over a three-year period 8/16/2017

    The Ugandan energy minister, Irene Muloni, has signed a deal that will require the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) to export power to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the next three years.

  • Home solar products enabling Rwanda’s off-grid plan
    Home solar products enabling Rwanda’s off-grid plan 8/15/2017

    Rwandan-based energy company, Ignite Power, is confident to have been able to change the energy paradigm in Africa as it is offering a price plan for home solar products.

  • Villages surrounding Uganda-Tanzania border to gain electricity
    Villages surrounding Uganda-Tanzania border to gain electricity 8/3/2017

    Last week, Tanzania and Uganda signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the supply of electricity to villages along the Uganda-Tanzania border.

  • Ugandan power station receives $29.3m through refinancing deal
    Ugandan power station receives $29.3m through refinancing deal 7/25/2017

    The Bugoye hydro-electric power station in Uganda will be refinanced thanks to a $29.3m loan provided equally by Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and Dutch development bank FMO on a 12-year term. The 13MW Bugoye hydro-electric power plant in Western Uganda, which has 98% availability, has been producing electricity since 2008 and feeds power into Uganda’s national grid.

  • East Africa Preview: Future Energy Uganda
    East Africa Preview: Future Energy Uganda 7/18/2017

    In a recent World Bank study on the “Financial Viability of Electricity Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Uganda lists as one of only two countries (together with Seychelles) who have a financially viable electricity sector. According to the study, “although these results should be looked at in context, these two countries have continued to display good operational performance. Uganda has made substantial progress in reducing transmission and distribution losses.”

  • Uganda looks into innovative efficient energy solutions
    Uganda looks into innovative efficient energy solutions 7/5/2017

    Ugandan government officials recently participated in a collaborative design-thinking workshop, which looked at developing innovative solutions for developmental challenges.

  • Uganda signs deal with Russia for peaceful uses of atomic energy
    Uganda signs deal with Russia for peaceful uses of atomic energy 6/23/2017

    On Monday, Russia and Uganda signed an agreement for the development of uranium into nuclear power generation.