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ERA Boss Eng. Waako On Why Industrial Consumers Pay Lower Power Tariffs Than Other Consumers

Although the Electricity Regulation Authority (ERA) acknowledges all power consumers, the demand for electricity by manufacturers remains 70%, that of other categories of consumers stands at 30%, yet the disparity in the tariffs remains a contentious issue, especially among consumers. Under Sections 10 and 75 of the Electricity Act 1999 as Amended, ERA approves the…

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Parliament Approves UGX1.2 Trillion Loan For Electricity Connections

The Parliament of Uganda has approved another request by the Government to borrow up to US$331.5 million approximately Shillings 1.242 trillion from the International Development Association– IDA of the World Bank Group to support the electricity access scale-up project. The legislators passed the unanimous resolution following a motion moved by the Minister of State for…

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Countering Climatic Change: How ERA’s Lower Power Tariffs Reduce Use Of Firewood, Charcoal

In a bid to counter the adverse impact of climatic change in Uganda, power regulator Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) in December 2021 introduced a Cooking Tariff known as Declining Block Tariff, which would enable domestic consumers connected on the national power grid to use electricity for cooking, instead of charcoal and firewood. The main objective…

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Energy Ministry Announces New Tough Measures To Fight Vandalism Of Power Infrastructure

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) has unveiled stringent measures to fight against the vice of vandalizing power cables and electricity infrastructure, which costs the government over Shs 2Bn in repairs. The new tough measures have been issued by the State Minister for Energy Hon. Okaasai Sidronius Opolot (MP), who says the decision…

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Safety First: ERA On Mission To Train, Certify Qualified Electricians

Properties worth billions of shillings and lives have over the years been lost in Uganda as a result of illegal or poorly done electrical installations done by unqualified electricians. As one of the solutions to this problem, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) launched a campaign to train and grant certification only to qualified electricians, in…

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ERA Roots For Renewable Energy & Expanding Connection To National Power Grid – Eng. Waako

The Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Engineer Ziria Tibalwa Waako, has said that the Authority is currently working on a framework for private investment into power transmission and renewable energy, in a bid to operationalize the Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2022. Engineer Waako made the remarks while delivering her speech during the…

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Minister Okaasai, Engineer Ziria Call On Ugandans To Embrace Opportunities In Renewable Energy

The State Minister for Energy, Sidronius Okaasai Opolot has urged Ugandans and the business community to embrace the usage of renewable energy because it’s one of the keys to Uganda’s socio-economic transformation. While delivering his speech during the Renewable Energy Conference on Thursday at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Minister Okaasai said Uganda is blessed with abundant…

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TotalEnergies To Install 120MW Of Solar Energy On Ugandan Grid

TotalEnergies EP Uganda is to install 120 Megawatts of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology in selected parts of the country. This is a result of an agreement signed by State Minister for Energy Dr Opolot Okasai and TotalEnergies on Friday. It aims at actualizing the collaboration between TotalEnergies EP Uganda and the government towards ensuring energy…

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