Bugoye Power Station
|Bugoye Power Station|
|Locale||Bugoye, Kasese District|
|Commission date||7 October 2009|
|Power station information|
|Power generation information|
|Maximum capacity||13 MW|
Bugoye Power Station is a 13 MW mini hydroelectric power station in Uganda.
The power station is located across the Mubuku River, in Bugoye, Kasese District, in Western Uganda. This location lies in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bugoye lies approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi), by road, north of Kasese, the location of the district headquarters, and the nearest large city. The coordinates of the power station are: 00 18 00N, 30 06 02E (Latitude:0.3000; Longitude:30.1005).
The Bugoye Hydropower Project, is a run of the river mini-hydropower installation, with installed capacity of 13 MW. The energy generated is fed into the national electric grid at Nkenda Substation, located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Bugoye, via a 33kV transmission line.
The power station is owned and operated by Tronder Power Limited, a Norwegian power company. Construction began in March 2008 and the plant was commissioned 19 moths later in October 2009.
The estimated costs for the dam and power plant is approximately US$35 million. The funding was facilitated by a loan from the , (EAIF). This does not include the construction of a 33kV transmission power line linking the power station to the substation where the power is integrated into the national grid. The power line was funded by a grant from the Government of Norway to the Government of Uganda. By mutual consent between the two governments, Tronder Power Limited assumed the responsibility of developing, constructing, maintaining and servicing the power line.
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