16 July 2008- The Mutundwe thermal power plant in Uganda has started generating and is already providing 15MW of power into the grid. The remaining 35MW will come online by the end of June, officials in Uganda reported.

Daudi Migereko

Minister Daudi

A three year power purchase agreement has been signed between the Ugandan Electricity Transmission Company (UETCL) and Aggreko International for the ‘build, own, operate and transfer’ plant.

"The impact of the project on the electricity tariffs will be zero because the Government procured a loan from the World Bank, which will mitigate the end-user price," said Eriasi Kiyemba, UETCL chief executive.

He said that the extension of the Lugogo plant, together with the Kiira and Mutundwe plants, added 150MW to the grid, making daytime load shedding unnecessary.