About GET FiT

The GET FiT Uganda Program was officially launched on May 31st 2013. The program, which has been jointly developed by the Government of Uganda, the Electricity Regulatory Agency (ERA) and KfW is designed to leverage private investment into renewable energy generation projects in Uganda. GET FiT is being supported by the Government of Norway, the United Kingdom, the Government of Germany and EU through the EU Africa Infrastructure Fund.

The main objective of the GET FiT Program is to assist East African nations in pursuing a climate resilient low-carbon development path resulting in growth, poverty reduction and climate change mitigation. In Uganda, GET FiT is fast-tracking a portfolio currently of 17 small-scale renewable energy (RE) generation projects, promoted by private developers and with a total installed capacity of 157 MW. This will yield approximately 770 GWh of clean energy production per year, transforming Uganda’s energy mix within a period of 3-5 years, and resulting in:
 
  • emission reductions of roughly 11M tons of CO2 in the 20-year lifespan of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs);
     
  • an increase in Uganda’s energy production by about 20%, and thus a contribution to tackling an anticipated supply shortage in the period up to 2020;
     
  • facilitating (or significantly improving) access to energy for at least 200.000 additional households (approximately 1.2M people), also in rural areas due to strengthening of regional grids;
     
  • leveraging of close to MEUR 400 in public and private investments for RE generation projects with a limited amount of results-based grant funding 

A more comprehensive description of the specific tools and approaches applied by GET FiT to address the challenges faced in the Ugandan power sector, the governance structure of the Program and key activities and achievements so far, is found in the GET FiT Annual Reports produced since 2013 (www.getfit-reports.com).