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In an attempt to ensure better service for the customers, the government in conjunction with the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) have announced changes to the Electricity Tariff structure. Officiating at a press conference on Thursday, the Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Dr. Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu noted that the changes are in line with the […]

With the current electricity generation capacity standing at about 1,300megawatts, the government is optimistic that the capacity will exceed 2,000mw by June 2022. This will be achieved with the desired additional power from Karuma (600mw), Kikagati (16mw), Nyamagasani I (15mw), plus capacity from other small hydropower plants. Addressing the press today ahead of the Energy and Minerals Week, the State Minister for Energy, Sidronius Opolot Okaasai said that the government is looking forward to developing particular hydropower projects. “In the medium and long term, the government […]

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has approved new electricity End-User Tariffs to be charged by UMEME Limited for the supply of electrical energy in the billing period from July to September this year. This was made public by the Director, Corporate and Consumer Affairs at ERA, Julius Wandera in a press release dated July 9. […]