Uganda’s love – hate affair with Geothermal energy

Uganda’s electricity regulator is prone to hailing the energy generation mix. Simply put, the generation mix includes the availability of different sources of power such as hydro energy, thermal, solar and wind among others, to ensure power reliability.
But Uganda currently has no geothermal power. Power that is said to be cheaper than most of the country’s sources. Investors interested come and go without doing much.

In fact, government is looking for a development partner to aid its development costs to boost production.
“We are looking for a development partner to support us with the development costs,” Ms Ziria Tibalwa, chief executive officer Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) says.

Development costs, she says, involve exploration and drilling which do not come cheap.

Full article: Daily Monitor


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