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Uganda

Official name: 

Republic of Uganda

UN group: 
Least developed countries
Landlocked developing countries
Country income: 
Low-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Uganda (2012)

Energy profile
  • Uganda_geothermal

    Formulating Geothermal Energy Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Friday, January 16, 2015
    Phase: 
    Completed
    Countries: 
    Objective: 
    Cross-sectoral enabler: 

    This Technology Transfer Advances Uganda's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to "increase the amount of renewable energy capacity by at least 1,100 Mega Watts compared to business- as- usual by 2030, generating an estimated 4.6 - 5.2 Tera watts (TWh) (million watts) more than in the business-as-usual scenario case. Technologies include hydro, solar, biomass and geothermal".

    Context

  • Foreign Currency PPA Risk Analysis and Assessment of Financing Options for Renewable Energy Development in Uganda

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Monday, April 3, 2017
    Phase: 
    Completed
    Countries: 
    Objective: 

    Context

    Strategies for attracting investment in Uganda's renewable energy initiatives need to target global nvestment. To attract foreign investors’ participation in the Ugandan electricity sector, hard currency denominated contracts are required to mitigate foreign exchange risk. The Electricity Regulatory Authority is seeking support to assess various options to further balance economic and financial viability of renewable energy investments.

  • Osukuru women surviving to climate impact through sustainable reforestation and low-emitting stoves

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, December 25, 2017
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Description of the project:

  • A forest-dependent women‘s initiative to enhance community resilience to climate change

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, November 8, 2015
    Objective: 

    Description of the project:

  • Solar Powered Multi-Use Cold Storage in Uganda: Station Energy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Objective: 

    Uganda's GDP growth of over 6% is highly dependent upon the performance of its agricultural sector, which contributes to over 70% of Uganda’s export earnings. The sector suffers from high degree of inefficiency and low productivity and the government has identified the agricultural sector as the main mechanism for increasing economic and social development in the country.

  • Geothermal Resource Policy Uganda

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, October 24, 2016
    Objective: 

    Recognising the long-term ambitions for geothermal resource development in Uganda, and the near-term need to urgently diversify the country’s energy supply mix away from its dependence on hydropower, the overarching goal of this policy is to accelerate the development of geothermal resources for the benefit for all Ugandans. This policy firstly characterises thecontexts for resource development, current resource status, and the issues challenges for development. Based on these, the principles, objectives, and strategies for achieving the policy goal are outlined. These include:

  • Geothermal Resources Development Act Uganda

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, October 24, 2016
    Objective: 

    An Act to regulate geothermal exploration, development and production; to empower the Geothermal Resources Department of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to participate in the development of geothermal resources and to regulate the licensing and participation of private entities in geothermal activities; to provide for an open, transparent and competitive process of licensing; to create a conducive environment for the promotion of exploration, development and production of Uganda's geothermal resources potential; to provide for efficient and safe geothermal activities; to prov

  • Promotion of Solar Water Heating in Uganda

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Objective: 

    The project aims to save electricity especially during peak hours by switching water heating in households and institutions from electricity to solar.

    Outputs

  • Formulating a Geothermal Energy Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework for Uganda

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, November 3, 2016
    Objective: 

    Although geothermal energy prospects in Uganda have been known about for more than 30 years, exploratory drilling for geothermal resources has yet to take place anywhere in the country. The current situation has arisen despite a wide variety of surface studies being undertaken by Government and development partners, and a number of geothermal exploration licenses being issued to private sector prospectors over recent years. In addition, policy commitments have been made in support of the technology, including the availability of a feed - in tariff for geothermal power plants.

  • MRV Workshop in Uganda

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, August 22, 2014
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    Building on the expertise of the participants in their respective topics, coupled with guidance on implementation mechanisms and requirements towards a robust national MRV system through the training, the following main findings were developed:

    - MRV Action Plans within four mitigation sectors;

    - The mapping of information requests and data flows between institutions present at the workshop;

    - A next step assessment focused on institutional and capacity, information and financial barriers for the sectors.

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