Second major hydropower project for Uganda

14 October 2013

China International Water and Electric has started construction on a 183MW hydropower plant at Isimba Falls in Uganda.

The $500m project is being funded by the China Export and Import Bank and should be finished in 2016, reports Energy Business Review.

The plant will increase Uganda’s total installed generating capacity by 23%.

The Bujagali Falls is home to another hydropower plant which will be connected to the new Isimba Falls plant by a transmission line (Credit: Michell Zappa/Wikimedia)

Isimba Falls is located 40km downstream from the Bujagali hydro power plant, to which it will be connected by a transmission line.

China already has one other hydropower project underway in Uganda, the 600MW Karuma dam for which China extended $500m in credit.

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