• Uganda also has Renewable Energy Policy (UGANDA RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY-11-07.pdf), which is being implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development;
  • This is the country, which first has set a REFIT – Renewable Feed-in Tariff System (Uganda-Developments-Investment-Opportunities-in-Renewable-Energy-Resources.pdf);
  • Their plan is to have 1.200 MWe capacity by 2020, which is the least aggressive amongst the other regional competitors, as it is representing only 50% increase against the current;
  • Hydro is still dominating the plans with 10 large and 64 small potential hydros; The overall capacity is estimated at 2.000 MWe;
  • The estimated peat capacity is 800 MWe with available 600 million tons of reserves;
  • Uganda is the only country which has also prepared a Biomass Strategy. The estimated biomass capacity is 1.650 MWe;
  • The Geothermal capacities are fairly moderate compared to Kenya and Ethiopia, as the geological situation different here with the large depth Albertine Graben. However with decent survey surprises could come. The current estimate is 450 MWe;
  • Uganda is also considering to develop its recently explored oil and gas reserves, which have not yet been formulated to their maximum potentials;