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Sugar plant supplies power to national grid

10 January 2008 – General manager of Kakira Sugar Works, Richard Orr, has announced that the company has started exporting 6MW of power to the Ugandan national grid.

Producing power from bagasse, there are plans in place to increase generation capacity to up to 21MW by mid 2008.

"We are producing 9MW of which we export 6 and the rest is used to run the factory," Mr Orr told reporters.

In addition to offering additional power on the national grid, the company also employs 130 people at the US$20 million project.

Uganda’s current demand is approximately 250MW, with the country’s generation capacity sitting at 240MW.