Uganda to get renewable energy plant

16 February 2011

A power plant that will produce 40MW is to be built in Uganda by Taylor Biomass Energy Uganda (TBEU).

The scheme, which will burn rubbish and convert it into electricity, is set to improve energy infrastructure in the country and it will cost $160 million (£99 million) to construct, Reuters reports.

According to the news provider, energy shortages have stunted the growth of the manufacturing sector in the nation.

It is set to be the first renewable project in Uganda, which is the third-biggest economy in east Africa.

"Almost 1,030 tonnes daily of municipal solid waste [will be recycled] from Kampala and the surrounding Wakiso district to generate renewable clean energy for over 35,000 homes," TBEU said in a statement.

The Ugandan firm is in partnership on the development with its part-owner, US-based Taylor Biomass Energy LLC.

It comes after the Daily Monitor revealed the Mpanga Hydro Project has been completed.

Category: Energy

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