Free connection policy to ensure 80% grid connection by 2040

The next five to 10 years will be very critical in the country’s energy sector. Uganda will soon have 1,767MW once Karuma comes on board, and to absorb this extra capacity, government, has already set a noble goal to extend power to 30 per cent of the population by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2040. This goal is being supported by an equally ambitious free connections policy, targeting 300,000 new connections per year. This means Umeme’s customer base must have crossed the 4 million-mark by 2017.

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