Sri Lanka’s Vidullanka Plc said it has completed building a 6.5MW mini-hydro power plant in Uganda, Economy Next informed.
The plant will be connected to the national grid late March after a joint testing by the relevant authorities, as reported by ESI Africa.
Once in full operation, a stock exchange filing said the Muvumbe small hydro power plant in the Kabale district of Uganda, its first in the African country, is expected to supply 31.42GWh of electric energy to the national grid annually.
Muvumbe Hydro (Uganda) Limited, a subsidiary of mini hydro developer Vidullanka, entered into a power purchase agreement with state-owned Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) in 2015.
Muvumbe Hydro’s agreement is to sell the power generated for a period of 20 years from the date of the power plant’s commissioning.
In related news, UEGCL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Norwegian power company, W. Giertsen Energy Solutions, for the development of renewable energy projects, which will be implemented specifically for rural areas by having off-grid and mini-grid systems.