Commissioning Ceremony of the Lubilia Hydropower Project
The 5.4 MW Lubilia SHP was officially commissioned on June 28, 2018. The project was developed by DI Frontier Market Energy & Carbon Fund, a Danish private equity fund with a portfolio of renewable energy projects in Eastern Africa. The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) was the lead arranger of the USD 10.2 M senior loan facility, 50 % of which was syndicated to the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF).
The commissioning ceremony was presided over by the Minister of State for Mineral Development, Hon. Peter Lokeris, and attended by the German Ambassador, Dr. Albrecht Conze, the Norwegian Ambassador, Susan Eckey, as well as high level representatives of other key stakeholders including ERA and KfW.
Figure 17 – Attendees at the Commissioning Ceremony inside the Facilities of Lubilia.
Figure 18 - Hon. Peter Lokeris (2nd left), Edward Iruura (ERA), Dr. Albrecht Conze, Susan Eckey and Daniel Schultz (DI Frontier) Touring the Commissioned Lubilia SHP
Commissioning Ceremony of the Nkusi Hydropower Project
The 9.6 MW Nkusi project was officially commissioned on 11th October 2018. The project was developed by PA Technical Services and financed by the Trade and Development Bank. The Chief Guest was the Minister of State for Minerals, Hon. Peter Lokeris, who represented the Government of Uganda. The ceremony was also graced by the presence of Members of Parliament from the Natural Resources Committee, representatives from MEMD and the Board and Management of ERA. The GET FiT development partners were represented by the Ambassador of Norway, Ms. Susan Eckey and the Deputy Ambassador of Germany, Ms. Petra Sabine Kochendörfer and KfW.
Figure 19 - Nkusi Commissioning Ceremony. L-R: Petra S. Korchendörfer (Dep. German Ambassador), Susan Eckey (Norwegian Ambassador), Hon. Peter Lokeris, Zaneta Freyer (PATS), Eng. Ziria Tibalwa (CEO, ERA) and PATS Representatives
Figure 20 - Dignitaries from the Uganda Parliament, MEMD, GET FiT Development Partners and ERA at the Nkusi SHP Powerhouse During the Project’s Commissioning Ceremony
Commissioning Ceremony of the Nyamwamba Hydropower Project
The 9.2 MW Nyamwamba SHP held its inauguration ceremony on 14th August 2018. The project was developed by South Asia Energy Management Systems (SAEMS) LLC and financed by FMO. The Chief Guest was the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, HE. Edward Sekandi. The ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Irene Muloni, the Minister of State for Energy, Eng. Simon D’Ujanga, the Permanent Secretary MEMD, Robert Kasande and a host of representatives from GoU and the developer.
Figure 21 - The Vice President, HE. Edward Sekandi (L) and Minister of Energy and Minerals, Hon. Irene Muloni Officially Commission the Nyamwamba SHP
Figure 22 - The Vice President Greets Jody Lenihan, Managing Director of Africa Ems Nyamwamba Ltd. at the Nyamwamba Commissioning Ceremony