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Ugandan Government Focused on 100% Grid Access
February 14, 2017
The Ugandan government is working to ensure that all Ugandan residents have access to electricity, including those living in remote areas, an official from the energy ministry has stated.
The commissioner for renewable energy resources at the ministry of energy, John Tumuhimbise, said that government has set up a renewable energy policy framework, which sets policies for increasing the uptake of renewable energy in the country, the Monitor reported.
Media reported that the end goal of this policy is to make renewable energy an alternative for energy sources.
"We have a standardised power purchase agreement for renewable energy projects of up to 20MW to reduce the transactional costs involved in small projects," Tumuhimbise explained.