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FAQs - About us

FAQs - About the Company

1.   What is UETCL?

UETCL is a registered abbreviation for Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited. UETCL is one of the three successor companies created as a result of the unbundling of Uganda Electricity Board (UEB).

2. How many licenses does UETCL have?

UETCL has 4 licenses namely;

 Bulk power supply

 Operation of high voltage transmission grid

System Operator

 Power import and export.

3. What is the difference between UETCL and UMEME?

UETCL operates the grid above 33kV (Transmission Grid) while UMEME operates grid below 33kV (Distribution Grid)


The transmission grid carries electricity at high voltages from power generation plants and delivers it to distribution companies e.g. UMEME for distribution to final consumers.


The Distribution grid is the electricity network that supplies electricity to final end users e.g. homes, factories, industries, hospitals etc.


4.   When was the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company (UETCL) established?

UETCL was incorporated on 26th March 2001 as a Limited Liability Company and operates under policy guidance of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

5. Who are the UETCL clients?

     Our Ugandan clients;

   Umeme Limited, Ferdsult Engineering Service ltd, Bundibugyo Energy Cooperative Society (BECS), Energy Cooperative Society (BECS), PaderAbim Community Multi-purpose Electric Corporative Society Ltd (PACMECS), Kilembe Investments Limited (KIL), Kyegegwa Rural Electrification Cooperatives (KRECS), Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (UEDCL).

    Our clients outside Uganda;

   Kenya power and lighting Co. Limited (KPLC), Tanzania Electricity Supply Co. Limited (TANESCO), Electricity Water & Sanitation Authority (EWSA)-Rwanda, Societe Nationaled’ Electricite (SNEL)-DRC.


6. Who owns Uganda Electricity Transmission Company   (UETCL)? UETCL is a Company wholly owned by GoU and has two equal shareholders, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Minister of State for Finance in charge of Privatisation.

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