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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 16 January 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 3 April 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 25 December 2017
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Description of the project:

  • Implementation and Completion Report: Uganda Energy for Rural Transformation Project

    Implementation and Completion Report: Uganda Energy for Rural Transformation Project

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 December 2009

    This report details the project design and results of Uganda's Energy for Rural Transformation Project. Project components aimed to increase rural household access to grid electricity and off-grid solar energy, raise productivity of rural enterprises, and benefit the health, education, and agriculture sectors. The project was rated moderately satisfactory at closure; positive impacts and lessons learned are discussed.

  • Geothermal Resource Policy Uganda

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday 24 October 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 24 October 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 15 May 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 3 November 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.

  • Sharing experiences on geothermal policy and law development

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 3 November 2016

    Ethiopia recently hosted the largest geothermal energy conference in East Africa - the ARGeo 6. The conference was the sixth of the biennial event, following on from other successful meetings across the region over recent years. Carbon Counts was invited to present on its recent work in Uganda on the formulation of geothermal energy policy and law.

  • Electricity Regulatory Authority

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration: 
    Relation to CTCN: 
    TA proponent
    Sector(s) of expertise: 

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