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The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) energised the 132kV Mbarara Nkenda transmission line on 19th February 2019 to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the western region of Uganda. 

The power line which traverses the districts of Mbarara, Sheema, Rubirizi, Kasese and Bushenyi aim to improve reliability, availability and quality of power supply to western Uganda and surrounding areas.

The power line is providing an adequate infrastructure backbone to meet the country's energy needs for socio-economic growth and development through increased availability of affordable electric energy in the region.

The Project comprises of a 132kV double circuit transmission line, the Fort Portal 220/132kV, Mbarara 220/132kV and extended 220/132kV Nkenda substations.

The 160km line was financed by the Government of Uganda which covered the Resettlement Action Plan, the Government of Norway and the French Development Agency which financed construction of the line and substations.

The companies activities and long term projects are in line with the Government's vision 2040 and National Development Plan (2015-2020) in order to achieve Energy Sector policy goal of meeting the energy needs of Uganda's population for socio-economic development.


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