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Uganda: Installed Capacity, Generation and Consumption [free access]

November 7, 2016

As of the end of June 2016, Uganda had an estimated 895.5 MW of installed electricity generation capacity. Nearly 78 per cent of the installed capacity is contributed by large and small hydroelectric power plants, while thermal-based resources and biomass and cogeneration plants contribute 15 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively. Since 2010, the total installed capacity in the country has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6 per cent.

 

Figure1: Growth in installed electricity capacity in Uganda (MW)

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Note: Data is for the financial year ending July.

Source: Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda

 

Based on the forecast figures, by the end of June 2016, Uganda generated about 3,623 GWh of electricity, about 8 per cent higher than the 3,341 GWh produced in the 2015 fiscal year. Electricity consumption during the 2016 fiscal year (ending July 2016) is forecast to have reached 3,503 GWh, about 9 per cent higher than the 3,228 GWh consumed in the 2015 fiscal year. Between 2010 and 2016, generation and consumption registered a CAGR of 6.7 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively.

 

Table 1: Growth in electricity generation and consumption in Uganda (GWh)

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Generation

         2,453

         2,554

         2,822

         2,993

         3,223

         3,341

         3,623

Consumption

         2,336

         2,409

         2,645

         2,829

         2,931

         3,228

         3,503

Note: Data is for the financial year ending July. Data for 2015 refers to provisional figures, and data for 2016 refers to forecast figures 

Source: Electricity Regulatory Authority, Uganda