Message from the CEO of the Electricity Regulatory Authority

97311-beno.jpg Dr. Benon Mutambi, CEO of  ERA Uganda

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) has noted tremendous progress in the year 2015 with respect to the implementation of the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in-Tariff (GET FiT) Program.

This progress is demonstrated by the increase in the number of projects that have commenced construction works bringing the total number to six (6).

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Dr. Benon Mutambi, CEO of  ERA Uganda

During the same period, eleven (11) projects have executed Power Purchase Agreements.

It is on this backdrop that the Electricity Regulatory Authority continues to recognize the role the GET FiT program plays in the integration of least-cost renewable energy sources into the generation mix of Uganda.

Following successful conclusion of the third round of the GET FiT, the ERA gratefully notes that the program has to-date committed to support 17 projects with a combined capacity of 157 MW.

As we usher in 2016, the ERA will focus on monitoring projects under construction and ensure that the power evacuation lines are completed in time to ensure timely commissioning of the projects.

The GET FiT inventiveness has more than raised awareness in the private sector worldwide and has propelled private firms to invest in renewable energy in Uganda today and it is evident that this innovation will contribute to the economic development of the country.

With the above substantial milestones achieved, ERA will continue to cooperate with Development Partners, Government institutions and the private sector to license renewable energy generation projects in Uganda.

 

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Dr. Benon Mutambi, CEO of  ERA Uganda