The GET FiT Uganda Programme was officially launched on May 31st 2013. The Programme, 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 Programme 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 158 MW. This will yield approximately 773 GWh of clean energy production per year, transforming Uganda’s energy mix within a period of 3-5 years, and resulting in:
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 Programme and key activities and achievements so far, is found in the GET FiT Annual Reports produced since 2013.