Bujagali Hydropower Project in Uganda
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in Uganda
Hydropower Project

Uganda’s most important power source: Hydropower

As a member of the Alliance for Development and Climate, SÜLZLE compensates its CO₂ emissions with the support of the Bujagali hydropower project in the Republic of Uganda, among others. The project sponsor is Bujagali Energy Limited.
The total installed capacity of the local hydropower plant consists of five 52.7 MW turbines. The power plant contributes to a 90 % share of renewable energy in Uganda’s power grid, making the country one of the cleanest power producers in the world.
Uganda has long suffered from electricity shortages and the problem has become increasingly acute in recent years. While the government’s emergency program for thermal power generation will help in the short term, in the long term the region and the whole country should benefit from projects like these.
Developer BEL also spends $2.8 million on projects ranging from environmental protection, health, hygiene and education to agriculture and vocational training, as well as other community development programs.

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The project data at a glance:


emissions saved tons CO₂ EQ total


saved emissions tons CO₂ EQ / year

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Certificate standard

United Nations Clima Change

Contribution to the goals for sustainable development

In addition to the project’s main goals of protecting the climate (goal 13) and promoting clean, renewable energy (goal 7), the project contributes to the following sustainability goals

The project contributes to the creation of over 1,000 new jobs and the stabilization of electricity costs.

Project funds are used to rehabilitate and equip improved health care facilities.

The promoter is working with local training institutions to provide vocational training programs for local residents.

The project contributes to the financing of the construction of a public water supply system and a wastewater treatment plant.

The project creates a considerable upswing in the Ugandan economy through more jobs and improves the competitive position.

Structural improvement of the power supply and the water supply system, and construction of a local market center.

Local communities are actively involved in the project and are part of the monitoring committee.

Location of the project:

Bujagali Hydropower Plant
Water dam

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