Mini Grids increasing Electricity access in Uganda

Uganda, the pearl of Africa, blessed by nature‚Äôs hills and mountains presents a challenge to extend electricity to every shadow in the country. The scattered nature of settlements in the country especially in rural areas and islands coupled with lack of funding further inhibit extension of grid electricity to the entire country. This is according […]

Covid-19 Dented Renewable Energy Projects, but lessons were learnt

At the end of March 2020, Uganda went silent, lost in the wilderness of the uncertainty that had rocked the country. President Museveni ordered the closing of schools as a measure to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. That was shortly before he paralyzed most operations in the country by closing the only airport and […]

Shs10b in Credit Support from UECCC boosts Electricity access

More than Shs10.3b disbursed through the Uganda Energy Credit Capitalisation Company (UECCC) in credit financing has accelerated access to electricity in the country. Access to electricity in Uganda currently stands at slightly over 50 per cent with 25 per cent connected to the grid. Formed in 2009, UECCC was created to facilitate renewable energy (RE) […]

Sunnymoney lights up Rural off Grid areas

Incorporated in 2014, Solar Aid is a culmination of efforts of a women led Team who revamped the company after the founder UK based charity -Solar Aid, pulled out in March 2018. The Social Enterprise uses the brand name Sunnymoney. Harriet Nongoola and Ramulat Andiru the current owners worked for Solar Aid, until March 2018 […]

The Renewable Energy Magazine

Dear readers, It has been a pleasure for myself and Christine Kasemiire, an energy sector writer with the Daily Monitor to coordinate the publishing of the first Renewable Energy Magazine produced by the Uganda Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA). We now appreciate the diverse activities being undertaken by the private sector in the […]

1,400 households in Uganda get Solar-powered tablets

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is distributing solar-powered tablets to selected households across the country as part of a proof of concept pilot project on the contribution of ICTs in the eradication of household poverty. Undertaken by the Uganda Communications Universal Services Access Fund (UCUSAF), the project is targeting up to 1,400 underserved households in eight […]