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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