Uganda: Becoming a Power Player

Deriving 80% of its energy from hydropower, Uganda holds vast renewable potential, which the government has been keen to develop through public-private partnerships. The country has also fast-tracked regional interconnection projects, aiming to boost the export of power within the East African region, with a domestic export potential of 690 MW. In upstream development, submission for qualification in Uganda’s five-block licensing round closed at the end of September, as the emerging oil producer targets upcoming production of 200,000 barrels per day.

Power from Renewables

The government is seeking to develop power generation through public-private partnerships with a focus on renewable resources.

Midstream and Downstream Infrastructure

Uganda has plans to build a refinery in the Western Region to meet local and regional oil demand, with the surplus exported via pipeline to its Western Region.