Ugandan government paying Shs10m per hour for unconsumed Achwa power

Government could, within two years, lose more money than what it has invested in establishing Achwa hydropower station unless the construction of a power transmission line to evacuate the generated power is rushed.

This newspaper has established that government started to pay more than Shs10m per hour for deemed energy to Achwa River Energy Project (ARPE), the dam’s project owner, for energy being generated at the plant without use.

Deemed energy is the power that should have been dispatched but it is not as a result of a non-existent or weak grid.

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