The Bugoye Hydro Power Plant is located at the extreme west of Uganda, in the Kaesese region, near the Rwenzori mountains in which flows the Mubuku river.
Operating since 2009 the plant is a pure run-of-river hydro power plant with a capacity of 13MW, and an annual mean generation of 82GWh. An increase of 7% of the electricity total production in the country.
This eco-friendly project is a great example of the fight against global warming in a country in whose the electrical network is mostly powered by fossil fuels.
The construction of the plant had created 500 jobs most of them occupied by Ugandan.
The electrical energy created by the Bugoye plant is feeding its energy into the main grid at the Nkenda Substation via a 6km long, 33kV transmission line. It provides a green electricity to 900,000 Ugandan (300,000 of them living under the poverty line).
Its positive impact on local population doesn’t stop here. Indeed, this construction regulates the power of the river and so the risks of floods in the nearby towns during the rainy season.