Decentralised renewable energy production

- Impact on national supply security and grid stability

This article investigates the potential benefits of combining the new GET FiT distributed power plants with the existing large centralised hydropower stations. It also considers the benefits of combining a diverse generation mix, including run-of-river hydro, bagasse and solar power, with regulated hydropower. 
 
Please note that this article only aims to illustrate the general advantages of adding decentralized generation to the Ugandan power mix grid in a long term perspective, but does not document the specific impact of GET FiT projects on the grid in its current state. This would require more comprehensive studies, which would be more accurate following full implementation of the portfolio. While such studies may be undertaken in the future, this article can provide some general insight and basis for further discussion. The theory presented here is highly simplified for the readability of a wider audience.
 
Figure 9 shows the transmission lines and substations in Uganda that form the backbone of the country’s power system. 
 
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Figure 9 - Map of the transmission lines and substations
in the Ugandan power system