Hydropower Association of Uganda Limited (HPAUL)

To become a partner of choice for hydropower development globally.
Contribute to the global development and sound management of Hydropower resources for sustainable access to energy and improved socio economic progress.
  • To achieve additional installed capacity of 500 MW by the year 2020.
  • To enhance the technical capacity with in Uganda in all aspects of hydropower
  • Increased investment in hydropower by enhanced involvement of financial institutions in Uganda
  • Create a regular information exchange and networking platform for hydropower stakeholders in Uganda
  • Achieve high level of compliance and technical service standards
Objectives and Purposes for which the Association is established are:-
  • Develop a platform for advisory and advocacy roles to Government and private sector on behalf of hydropower stakeholders.
  • Origination, promotion and enforcement of Quality standards of technology and technical installations, services, practice and management of hydropower resources.
  • Capacity development through trainings, embracing new hydropower technologies and innovations through research and development.
  • Promotion and marketing of the hydropower technology and services.
  • Resource mobilization (financial, technical, technological etc.), Knowledge management, networking and information sharing amongst stakeholders and investments in hydropower.
  • Environmental protection/conservation in the catchment areas.
  1. The Association has shares Limited by Guarantee. Accordingly, there shall be no declaration of and sharing of profits by its members. Provided that nothing herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith of Remuneration to any servant or member of the Association in return for any services actually rendered to the Association.
  2. The liability of the members is limited by guarantee.
  3. If upon the winding up or dissolution of the Association. There shall, after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, remain any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among its members, but shall be given or transferred to some other institutions or organizations having objectives similar to the objects of the Association. and which shall prohibit the distribution of its income and property amongst its members to an extent at least as great as is imposed on the Association under or by virtue of these objects, such institution to be determined by the members of the Association at or before dissolution and if any so far as effect cannot be given to the aforesaid provisions, then to some other charitable organizations with similar objectives.
  4. Every member of the Association undertakes to contribute to the assets of the Association. in the event of its being wound up while he/she or is/it's a member or within one year after he/she/it ceased to be a member, for the payment of the debts of the Association. contracted before he ceases to be a member and the costs and contracted expenses of winding up and for the adjustments of the rights of the contributories amongst themselves such amount as may be required not exceeding UShs100,000/= (Uganda Shillings one hundred thousand Only) or equivalent to USD 40 only.
National Executive Committee (NEC)
No. Name of Company Contact Person E-mail and Telephone NEC Membership Signature
1 Simu Hydro Benard Sembatya +256758166047 | +256772360718 Chairperson
2 Powercon ltd. Abdu k. Kalema +256776422424 | +256701422424 Vice- Chairperson
3 Marlone Multimedia Dan Marlone Nabutsabi +256772883434 Treasurer
4 Marma Technical Services Matovu Emmy +256772456538 Secretary
5 CREEC Mary Suzan Abbo +256703284084 NEC Member
6 Anka Construction Solomon Okongo Oola +256772907056 | +256706745690 NEC Member
7 UEGCL James Otto +256783785135 NEC Member
Dated at Kampala this ——————————————————— Day of ——————————————————————— , 2014
Witness to the Above Signatories

Membership to the Association shall be open to private sector companies, organizations and associations, consumers, policy makers who are involved in the promotion and development of Hydropower.

Categories of Membership

There shall be four categories of members to the Association namely;

  • Corporate Membership

    Corporate membership shall include a Corporation, Institution, Association / Organization and group or partnership that will be represented by designated persons. Each corporate member shall give notice in writing, to an honorary officer appointed by the National Executive Committee (NEC), from time to time, and of the name and address of the person designated to represent it at meetings.

  • Ordinary Membership

    Persons, who subscribe to the aims and objectives of the association and have paid the ordinary subscription fee prescribed in the regulations, shall be ordinary members provided they comply with the provisions governing membership. Only ordinary members of three months, standing shall have voting rights. For this case, academicians, researchers, individual equipment and service providers or individual consultants fall under this category and any other party qualified for the category.

  • Associate Membership

    Any person who has attained the age of eighteen (18) years shall be eligible for associate membership, provided they pay the fees prescribed by the regulations and subscribe to the aims and objectives of the Association. These members shall have no voting rights.

  • Honorary membership

    Persons who have made outstanding contributions to the causes of the association shall by the majority decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) be made honorary members, but shall have no voting rights.

Acquisition of Membership

An individual, institution or company may become a member of the Association

  • Upon their application being accepted by a majority of the members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) at their meeting; and
  • Upon their application being accepted by a majority of the members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) at their meeting; and

The National Executive Committee (NEC) shall not be bound to accept any application, nor shall it be bound to assign any reasons for rejecting a particular application.

Every member shall be entitled to receive a Certificate of Membership under the common seal of the Association reflecting the category of membership.

Honorary members shall be nominated and approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Association.

We, the several persons / companies, whose names, addresses and descriptions subscribed, are desirous of being formed into an Association in pursuance of these Articles of Association.

National Executive Committee (NEC) of The Founding Members
No. Name of Company Contact Person E-mail and Telephone NEC Membership Signature
1 Simu Hydro Benard Sembatya +256758166047 | +256772360718 Chairperson
2 Powercon Ltd. Abdu K. Kalema +256776422424 | +256701422424 Vice- Chairperson
3 Marlone Multimedia Dan Marlone Nabutsabi +256772883434 Treasurer
4 Marma Technical Services Matovu Emmy +256772456538 Secretary
5 CREEC Mary Suzan Abbo +256703284084 NEC Member
6 Anka Construction Solomon Okongo Oola +256772907056 | +256706745690 NEC Member
7 UEGCL James Otto +256783785135 NEC Member
Founding Members
No. Name of Company Contact Person E-mail and Telephone Category of Membership
1 Simu Hydro Benard Sembatya +256758166047 | +256772360718 Corporate
2 Powercon Ltd. Abdu K. Kalema +256776422424 | +256701422424 Corporate
3 Marlone Multimedia Dan Marlone Nabutsabi +256772883434 Corporate
4 Marma Technical Services Matovu Emmy Corporate
5 Anka Construction Solomon Okongo Oola +256772907056 | +256706745690 Corporate
6 Reincon Engineers Limited Justin Kibuule +256775932999 | +254701121450 Corporate
7 Ultra Tec Shah Abhy | +256414501620 Corporate
8 Franbag Eng. Bunnett bagombeka +256711373794 Corporate
9 Savimaxx Limited Samuel Vivian Matagi +256712654651 Corporate
10 Dual Love Enterprises Limited Samuel Kabunga Bugembe +256775609195 | +256755185535 Corporate
11 Kagando Rural Dev Centre Rev. Noah masereka +256750781301 Corporate
12 Infinity Capital Alan Mugume +256705223527 Corporate
13 Kamur Enterprises Mukiibi Lawrence +256712970988 Corporate
14 Rwenzori Mountaineering Services Baluku Stanley +256772555015 Corporate
15 MCL Africa Limited Ddamulira Augustine +256772575072 Corporate
16 Ndora Limited Mugume Joshua +256700765777 Corporate
17 House of Musoke (U) Miiro Emmanuel Musoke +256772051713 | +256701431010 Corporate
18 Planbuild Technical Services Simon Jungu +256702433515 Corporate
19 Margherita Industries ltd. Musimenta Julius +256752434822 Corporate
Development Partners that Witnessed the Formation of Hydro Power Association of Uganda Limited on 11th April, 2014 at Protea Hotel Kampala – Uganda.
No. Name of Company Contact Person E-mail and Telephone Title
1 GIZ Samson Tollessa +256772764160 Coordinator: Market Structures,
Energy Mainstreaming & Decentralization
2 GIZ Christine Nakalema +256782583855 Energy Programme Officer
3 Incubator Shira Bayigga Mukiibi +256772520562 | +256704942320 Manager
4 CREEC Mary Susan Abbo +256703284084 Manager
5 CREEC Teddy Nalubega +256772191917 Project Engineer
6 WWF Ibrahim Mutebi +256782883224 Ag. Energy Officer
7 UEGCL James Otto +256783785135 Engineer
The Rationale for the Establishment of the Association

The majority of the population in Uganda does not have access to electricity. Nearly 95% of the people rely on traditional biomass to satisfy their energy needs. This has detrimental consequences on the population in terms of health, education, well-being and development. Attempts to improve the availability of modern energy services in the country have been impeded by the slow expansion of the national electrical grid due to insufficient supply of electricity partly attributed to low levels of water in Lake Victoria, for the generation of hydro-power. Moreover, government interest in promoting the use of alternative sources of energy has not been backed by sufficient policies and so far efforts by different stakeholders from the private sector have been uncoordinated and inconsistent.

Accomplishments To Date

HPAUL has registered a number of achievements that include the following, among others:

Establishment of a historical membership of 20 hydro power companies initially to champion hydro power development in the hydropower sub-sector. .Attainment of visibility before government and the development partners of HPAUL’s cause and future aspirations.
Getting the financial support from development partners to hire a consultant to develop this strategic plan, institutional operating policies and procedures and operationalising the Secretariat.

Statement Of Purpose
This Strategic Plan is the blue print that defines HPAUL’s priority actions for the development of the hydropower sub-sector. It provides association members, clients, government and development partners who work with HPAUL, the strategic direction that the association aspires to pursue to meet the expectations of stakeholders.

The expectations are to be realized through pursuit of the
following strategic objectives:
  • Business Environment Policy Advocacy
  • Hydropower Local Business Capacity Development: Develop local institutional and human resource capacity to meet International Standards.
  • Membership Development and Services Provision
  • HYDROPOWER Research and Appropriate Technology Development
  • Develop and Implement Hydropower Information, Education and Communication campaign
  • Sustainable Institutional Development and Resource mobilization
  • Create and Enhance National, Regional and International Partnerships and Networks for effective hydropower development and management.