Uganda’s UETCL commissions 220 kV Kawanda–Masaka line

State-owned Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) has commissioned and operationalised the 220 kV Kawanda–Masaka transmission line project, which will evacuate power from the Bujagali and other proposed hydropower stations located on the Nile river, to the central and western parts of the country, and also serve as a high voltage backbone to the proposed regional grid interconnection projects with Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The project involved the construction of the 137 km long Kawanda–Masaka double-circuit transmission line and the 220/132 kV Masaka substation, and upgrade of the Kawanda substation from 132/33 kV to 220 kV. UETCL, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development, will fast-track the implementation of the Resettlement Action Programme associated with the 220 kV project.

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