Aggreko Halts Power Generation At Uganda Thermal Plant

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The diesel shortage is attributed to supply disruptions along the Uganda-Kenya import route.

Aggreko PLC has halted power generation at a 50-megawatt emergency thermal-power plant in Uganda because of a shortage of diesel, the Uganda electricity distribution company said on Wednesday.

The diesel shortage is attributed to supply disruptions along the Uganda-Kenya import route.

Florence Nsubuga, UMEME's outage project manager, said on Wednesday that the shutdown has reduced electricity supply to the national grid, leaving the UMEME with no option but to ration power.

Uganda's energy minister said in July that government would terminate power purchase deals it has with a number of thermal plants around December, when the first unit of the 250-MW Bujagali Hydropower Project is commissioned.

The country spends at least $300 million a year to subsidize diesel-fired thermal-power plants.

 

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