This run-of-river hydropower plant is located in the Kibaale and Hoima Districts in Western Uganda. The Project commenced construction during October 2015 and achieved its COD by mid-June 2018.
Since achieving commercial operation, the Project delivered a total of 29.3 GWh of energy to the grid. During the first six full months of operation (from July onwards), grid failures and outages were substantial and equated to approximately 28 % of the potential plant output (energy delivered plus deemed energy) due to capacity constraints in the current distribution grid.
The construction of an alternative power evacuation route towards Hoima is expected to be completed during Q1 2019, which will enhance the network’s robustness and likely reduce the outages and the deemed energy risk to GoU.
Adjusting for the partial availability of the power evacuation line unavailability, the cumulative energy output of the plant during 2018 would instead have been 37.0 GWh, approximately equivalent to 131 % of the average energy for the same six-month period of operation estimated at application stage.
Figure 7 - Nkusi SHP - Planned versus Actual Energy Output (2018)