Grid Expansion and Reinforcement Project (GERP)

In order to drive economic development, the Government of Uganda (GOU) has identified key focus areas in the Energy Sector in the National Development Plan (NDP) II. This includes increasing power generation, expanding the electricity transmission and distribution grid networks, increasing energy efficiency, promoting the use of alternative sources of energy, and strengthening the policy, legal and institutional framework. Arising out of these focus areas are targets to increase access and demand for electricity. Under the NDP, GOU seeks to increase generation capacity in the country from 850MW in 2013 to 2,500MW in 2020 and 41,738MW in 2040. This will translate to an increase in per capita energy consumption from 80kWh in 2013 to 588kWh in 2020 and 3,688kWh in 2040. Under the NDP, GOU has set out an ambitious national electrification target of 50% by 2026 and 80% by 2030. The NDP targets universal access by 2040. The GOU has thus embarked on significant investments to increase generation capacity with the construction of the Karuma 600MW and Isimba 180MW power plants. Other plants are being developed by private investors that will add over 190MW to the national grid. These investments will be realized in the short term. Other investments in the generation sector are being targeted for the medium to long term. The Ministry is therefore seeking for Consultancy Services to undertake Capacity Assessment of UETCL. The objective of the assignment is to support the Ministry to carry out an assessment of the institutional capacity of UETCL to deliver its mandate in expanding and operating the Electricity Transmission Grid. The assessment will draw on experiences on the lessons learnt from the implementation of similar projects. Download the documents under procurement.


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Posted by Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on Wednesday, September 30, 2020