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Umeme to build $1.5 M substation in Uganda

Uganda, Entebbe: Uganda’s main electricity distribution company has announced construction of a new 20 MVA substation.

Residents of Entebbe should look to better electricity services following Umeme’s announcement for construction of the said substation in Nakasamba, Entebbe.

This was moments after National Water and Sewerage Corporation handed over land to Umeme in a move that will improve power reliability.

“This project will take five months to complete and will cost a total investment of $1.5 M,” said Johnson Okochi, Umeme’s Projects Investment Manager while speaking at the site handover and ground-breaking ceremony.

“All the critical equipment needed for the construction of the 20 MVA is already in the country. Once complete, the investment will serve the National Water plant and the Entebbe township,” he added.

Okochi said they are anticipating more developments in the area and the coming of this substation will address the load demand and power reliability in Entebbe.

A team from National Water and Sewerage Corporation led by Mujuni Emmanuel handed over the site to Umeme to commence construction of a substation next to the Entebbe water treatment and pumping station.

Umeme earmarked $219 M budget for investment in 2021. Of that, $119 M will be used for capital investments in the grid while $60 M will cater for net operating costs.

The company will invest in the evacuation of Karuma and Acwa hydropower plants, on improving power supply and expand the network.

 

Source: EABW News