Uganda completes 20MW solar PV bidding programme

Published on: 17. March 2016

Uganda has just completed the first donor-subsidized competitive bidding programme for grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) generation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The country’s GET FiT Solar Facility will provide a performance-based subsidy of USc 5.37/kWh to lower the cost to Ugandan consumers of the electricity produced from four 5-MW solar plants bid by two developers at an average price of USc 16.37/kWh.

Source: Alternative Energy Africa

Photo: USAID / Power Africa

The RECP is a programme of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), a partnership between the European Union and the African Union
The EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) is responsible for the implementation of the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP). The EUEI PDF currently receives contributions from the European Commission, Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden.