Message from MEMD

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) is a proud partner of the GET FiT Uganda Programme and is happy to see that the Programme is setting an example for successful public private partnerships in Uganda. The Programme’s portfolio of 17 small renewable energy projects distributed across the country contributes to national grid stability and promotion of the Government’s universal access agenda.

In 2018, the Programme has continued to achieve important milestones through the commissioning of four more hydropower projects. GET FiT Uganda now has 10 out of 17 projects commissioned, and the operational projects contributed over 250 GWh of energy to the national grid in the last year. While the full evacuation of some projects remains an issue that must be further resolved, the Programme has demonstrated good value for the Ugandan power sector.

The MEMD looks forward to continued cooperation with GET FiT and its development partners in the coming years – and is proud to be a pioneer in demonstrating the successful implementation of the GET FiT concept, serving as an example for future roll-outs of GET FiT in other countries. As future GET FiT Programmes are implemented, the MEMD is happy to share its experiences and lessons learned in Uganda.

 

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