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                            PROJECT STATUBRIEF FOR PR

                  A:Project statistics

                     B:Keissuestalling completion

Project

Voltage

Distance

No.of PAPs

Payments

Disputes

Key issues

Response plan

Code

 

 

 

Mbarara- Mirama

 

 

 

220kv

 

 

 

66km

 

 

 

1459

 

 

 

1392

 

 

 

28

Delayed resolution of the pending  non tower disputes, delayed return of land titles,

PCCs and a joinreview team set to intervene in the resolution of disputesResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety.

 

 

 

 

Bujagali- Lessos

 

 

 

220kv

 

 

 

127km

 

 

 

3150

 

 

 

2917

 

 

 

47

Delayed payments,delayed return of land titles,delayed resolution of disputes, extra land take.

PCCs and a joinreview team set to intervene in the resolution of disputesResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety.

 

 

 

 

 

Mbarara- Nkenda

 

 

 

 

132kv

 

 

 

 

160km

 

 

 

 

2094

 

 

 

 

1573

 

 

 

 

57

Delayed payments, delayed return of land titles,delayed resolution of disputes. Affectincompletion of 33 towers

PCCs and a joinreview team set to intervene in the resolution of disputesResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety.

 

 

 

 

 

Tororo- Opuyo -Lira

 

 

 

 

132kv

 

 

 

 

264km

 

 

 

 

4694

 

 

 

 

4079

 

 

 

 

191

Delayed payments, delayed resolution of disputes, delayed implementation of diversions, delayed return of titles,Tororo courcase,extra land take.

PCCs and a joinreview team set to intervene in the resolution of disputesResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety.

 

 

 

 

Kawanda- Masaka

 

 

 

220kv

 

 

 

137km

 

 

 

2644

 

 

 

2115

 

 

 

23

Delayed return of land titles, delayed payments, delayed resolution of disputes.

PCCs and a joinreview team set to intervene in the resolution of disputesResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety.

 

 

 

Hoima- Nkenda

 

 

220kv

 

 

226km

 

 

1990

 

  1767

 

 

39

Delayed payments, delayed resolution of disputes,increased cases for litigation

Fastrackinpayments from withinEngage the consultanto review disputes. Prepare final lisof cases to be hanled by Joinreview Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kawanda- Karuma(KIP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

400kv

 

 

 

 

 

 

350km

 

 

 

 

 

 

3005

 

 

 

 

 

 

1707

 

 

 

 

 

 

299

Delayed payments, delayed resolution of disputes, delayed return of land titles, unclear ownership orancheslandlords adamantly refusinto sign consent 34 for their tenants.

A resurvey of the ranches to be done anredistribution of clear land titles.  The team is involvinthe PCCs and land tribunal to ensure that consent 34 documents are fully signed for all tenantsResponse letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage the anxiety

 

 

 

Karuma- Lira- Olwiyo (KIP)

 

 

132/400kv

 

 

 

76km

 

 

 

1129

 

 

 

748

 

 

 

66

Delayed payment, delayed resolution of disputeslinrealignmenvthe 

original linroute.

Response letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage their anxiety. Consultanto push for approval orevised report

 

 

 

Mutundwe- Entebbe

 

 

132kv

 

 

23.5km

 

 

1025

 

 

486

 

 

92

Delayed payments, delayed resolution of disputes, delayed return of land titles.

Response letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage their anxiety. Managementto sourcefor funds

 

 

Opuyo - Moroto

 

132kv

 

167km

 

1060

 

821

 

50

Delayed payments and delayed resolution of disputes.

Response letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage their anxiety.

 

 

Hoima- Kafu

 

220kv

 

92km

 

      508

 

183

 

85

Delayedpaymentsanddelayedresolution ofdisputes.

Response letters and smto be constantly sento the aggrieved PAPs to manage their anxiety.

 

 

 

 

IndustrialParks(Namanve- Luzira)

 

 

 

 

 

132kv

 

 

 

 

 

15km

 

 

 

 

 

223

 

 

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

 

 

0

Delayed paymentto althe land lords becausof contentious titles in gazzetted areas(NFA, Wetland). NEMA and MLHUD clarified on titles (No payment)

UETCL to notify PAPson the status(Expected

litigation and bad press)

 

IndustrialParks(Iganga)

132kv

8km

201

157

14

10% remancases to be finalised

Cases sent for review by Consultant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirama- Kabale

 

 

 

 

 

 

132kv

 

 

 

 

 

 

85km

 

 

 

 

 

 

2265

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

Resistance from a group of PAPs with the help of their area MPs in Kabihijo, Rubanda district at the substation site. Reluctancof the districtto accepthe usorates borrowed from the neighbouring districts.

 

 

 

Meeting with MP anresidents held. One family stilnegative. Alternative site to be explored by Planning and PID

 

 

Lira- Gulu- Agago

 

132kv

 

169km

 

1700

 

0

 

0

Projecon fastrack basis but RAreport not approved yet

CGV and Consultants engaged to speedup review and approval. Stakeholders

to be engaged in the meantime

 

Kampala- Metropolitan

220/132kv

53km

125

0

0

N/A

Finalizintermoreference for RAP implementation.

 

 

Gulu- Arua- Nebbi

 

132kv

 

223km

 

2307

 

0

 

0

Securing and acquisition of the substation land

 

Initial rounds of sensitizations arongoing.

 

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No Action taken

 

Considerable Action taken aper plan

Projects Under Implementation

 

PROJECTS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION

 

PROJECT

FINANCIER

OBJECTIVES

STATUS

 

 

Karuma Interconnection project;

Karuma-Kawanda 400kV, Karuma-Olwiyo 400kV,    Karuma-Lira 132kV

 China Exim Bank

Bujagali Interconnection Project Provision of adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power generated at Karuma 600MW Hydro Power Station (HPS)

RAP implementation at 65% Completion in 2019

 

Isimba Interconnection project

  China Exim Bank

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power generated at Isimba 183 MW Hydro Power Station (HPS)

RAP ongoing Completion in 2018k

 

Mbarara-Nkenda 132kV T/L (160km)

  Government of Norway, Substation by French Development Agency

Improvement on reliability, availability and quality of power supply to the western region of the country (Kasese, Fort-portal) and the environs

Construction at 80% RAP implementation at 92% Completion in 2018

 

Nkenda-Fort Portal –Hoima 220kV T/L (234km)

AfDB & JICA

To evacuate the upcoming thermal power plant to be located at Kabaale as well as power generated by mini hydros and co-generation power stations in the project area including Buseruka Hydromax (10MW), Muzizi (40MW), Waki (5MW), Kinyara (40MW)

Construction at 86.5% RAP implementation at 94% Completion in 2018

 

Bujagali-Tororo (Uganda)-Lessos (Kenya) 220kV Transmission Line (T/L) (127km)

AfDB & JICA

Improve access to electricity in the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) countries through increased cross border sharing of energy and power.

Construction at 96.5% RAP implementation at 95% Completion in 2018

 

Mbarara-Mirama(Uganda)-Birembo (Rwanda) 220kV T/L & Mirama Substation (S/s)

AfDB

Improve access to electricity in the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) countries through increased cross border sharing of energy and power.

Construction at 93% RAP implementation at 90% Completion in 2018

 

Tororo-Opuyo-Lira 132kV T/L (260km)

AfDB

Improve electricity access, lower transmission losses, increase power efficiency, reliability, stability and quality of supply in the North east region. Evacuate power from upcoming solar fields and other power plants

Construction at 90% RAP implementation at 88% Completion in 2018

 

Kawanda-Masaka 220kV T/L (137km)

WB-IDA under Electricity Sector Development Program (ESDP)

Reinforcing the capacity of the western transmission line to cater for increased demand in Masaka, Mbarara, Kasese, Fort-portal, Kabale, Bushenyi and the environs

Construction at 90% RAP implementation at 82% Completion in 2018

 

Mutundwe-Entebbe 132kV T/L (35km)

KfW

Extension of high voltage grid to Entebbe region to improve quality of supply and to evacuate power from proposed solar generation power plant

RAP implementation at 55% Completion in 2019

 

 

Electrification of Industrial Parks substations

Government of Uganda

China Exim Bank

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to cater for projected demand within industrial areas. 

 

RAP implementation at 55% Completion in 2019

 

Opuyo-Moroto 132kV T/L (160km)

Sourcing for financing

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to cater for the projected demand in the Karamoja sub region

RAP implementation at 75% EPC procurement ongoing Completion in 2019

 

Upgrade of Mutundwe (60MVA), Kawanda (40MVA),Lugogo (60MVA),Kawaala, 132/33/11kV substations

Government of Uganda

Islamic Dev’t Bank

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to absorb power generated from Bujagali HPP and improvement of power supply reliability and quality in Nanugongo, Kasubi, Kawaala and Wakiso district.

 

 

Projects at EPC Stage


PROGRESS OF PROJECTS AT EPC CONTRACTOR PROCUREMENT STAGE FOR UGANDA ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY LIMITED

 

No.

NAME/ AREA OF PROJECT

OBJECTIVES

STATUS

 

 

PROJECTS AT EPC CONTRACTOR PROCUREMENT STAGE

1

Opuyo-Moroto 132kV line (160km) and substation.

Provision of adequate trans- mission capacity to cater for the projected demand in the Karamoja region.

·      EPC works to be financed by Islamic Development Bank (ISDB).

·      Financed by Government of Uganda.

·      Supervision of works contract was awarded to Ghods Niroo Engineering Company and works are ongoing.

·       Procurement of the EPC contractor is ongoing

·       To be commissioned in 2019.

·       RAP implementation is ongoing with 77% (821/1,060) completion.

 

2

Mutundwe-Entebbe 132kV transmission line (35km). 

 

Extension of the high voltage grid to the Entebbe region to improve quality of supply and to evacuate power from proposed solar generation power plant.

·       Supervision Consultancy works ongoing. Contract awarded to Intec Gopa.

·       Procurement for EPC Contractors is ongoing.

·      RAP Implementation ongoing with 465/1,025 (45%).

·      Contract for RAP implementation consultant was awarded to NEWPLAN Ltd.

·      To be commissioned in 2018.

·       Financed by KfW.

JICA     Japan International Cooperation Agency

EXIM    Export-Import-Bank-China

WB       World Bank

GoN     Government of Norway

FDA      French Development Agency

KIW     Kreditanstall lur Wiedraublau

IsDB    Islamic Development Bank

AfDB    African Development Bank

 

GoU    Government of Uganda

 

Conclusion

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is committed to providing a reliable transmission backbone to enable Government achieve the objectives of the power sector reform as outline in the Government Policy Plan (GPP).

Projects under Feasibility Study


PROGRESS OF PROJECTS FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR UGANDA ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY LIMITED

 

PROJECT

FINANCIER

OBJECTIVE

STATUS

 

 

Ayago Interconnection project (10km)

 China Exim Bank

Bujagali Interconnection Project To provide adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power generated at Ayago Hydro Power Station (HPS).

Feasibility concluded

 

Lira-Gulu-Agago 132 kV T/L (140km)

  Government of Uganda

To provide adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power generated at Agago/Acwa 88MW HPS

RAP implementation commenced Feasibility completed

 

Mirama-Kikagati-Nsongezi 132 Kv T/L (38km)

  Norwegian Gov’t

To provide adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power generated from Kikagati and Nsongezi power plant.

Feasibility completed

 

Mbale-Bulambuli 132 kV T/L (60km)

Government of Uganda

To provide adequate transmission capacity to evacuate power generated from renewable projects like Siti I & ii, Muyembe, Ngenge i & ii

Feasibility is ongoing

 

Nkenda-Mpondwe-Beni (DRC) 220kV T/L (72.5km)

Norwegian Gov’t

Regional grid interconnection for power trade and improvement of security of power supply

Feasibility & RAP studies completed

 

Masaka-Mutukula-Mwanza 220 kV T/L (82km)

Sourcing for financing through EAC

Regional grid interconnection for power trade and improvement of security of power supply

Feasibility & RAP studies completed

 

Masaka-Mbarara 220 Kv T/L (135km)

Sourcing for financing

To provide adequate transmission infrastructure to meet the energy needs for in the project area.

Feasibility completed

 

Hoima-Kinyara-Kafu 220kV T/L (92km)

International Development Association (IDA)

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to meet power supply needs of western Uganda and evacuate power from project areas.

Feasibility completed Completion in 2018

 

 

Kawanda-Masaka 220 kV T/L (137km)

WB-IDA under Electricity Sector Dev’t Program (ESDP)

Reinforcing the capacity of the western transmission line to cater for increased demand in Masaka, Mbarara, Kasese, Fort-portal, Kabale, Bushenyi and the environs

 

Completion in 2018

 

Opuyo-Moroto 132kV T/L (160km)

Sourcing for financing

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to cater for the projected demand in the Karamoja sub region

RAP implementation at 75% EPC procurement ongoing Completion in 2019

 

Upgrade of Mutundwe (60MVA), Kawanda (40MVA),Lugogo (60MVA),Kawaala, 132/33/11kV substations

Government of Uganda

Islamic Dev’t Bank

Provision of adequate transmission capacity to absorb power generated from Bujagali HPP and improvement of power supply reliability and quality in Nanugongo, Kasubi, Kawaala and Wakiso district.

 

 

FAQs – About Company Projects

 

1.   What effects will the transmission line have on us?

     Geotechnical information/data will be collected from specific areas along the line to enable    engineers to design appropriately; ensuring that communities living in flood prone areas are not affected by electricity, in case of accidents.

 2.   Are there chances that high voltage transmission line will pre-dispose the community to diseases like cancer?

 Scientific studies have shown that radiation effect is almost at zero point after the 40 meter width corridor; that is why we urge all those who will be affected to move away from the 40 meter width corridor to ensure safety. No conclusive study has linked radiation with cancer; but to ensure safety, it is not wise to live under the transmission line.

 3.   How does a community benefit from your projects?

 The transmission lines we erect are high voltage lines, but eventually it will boost the distribution lines in the general.

 4.  How much land is needed for a transmission line corridor?

 A 30 meter’ wide corridor is needed for the line and the land is demarcated into two (2) zones namely;

 Right of way : 5 meters to have the access track for maintenance works. This is wholly purchased and transferred to UETCL.

 Wayleaves  :  The remainder of the land within the corridor is for the tower construction / installations and the designated safety area.(This is an easement which remains the property of the owner but used with restrictions.

5.  How What is an easement?

 An easement is when a land owner retains ownership of his property, but conveys limited rights to the easement holder for specific uses. When UETCL obtains an easement, we do so for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a transmission line. We purchase property for substations, rather than obtaining easement rights.

 6.   Who gets affected by the transmission projects?

 Different categories get affected by the transmission line projects. These are called Project Affected Persons(PAPs)

 These include;

 7.   What are the legal requirements to prove ownership of land?

 Land Owners            : Proof of title and purchase agreements.

 Minors                              : Guardianship orders

 Absentee Land Owners         : Signed powers of Attorney

 Survivors of Deceased          : Letters of Administration

 Tenants                             : Consent from Land owners for tenants to   sell to UETCL

 

 

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