- Expanding the level of coverage of the electricity network countrywide while putting into consideration the issue of equitable regional distribution access with specific targeting of district headquarters and economically productive activities.
- Maximizing the economic and social benefits of the Rural Electrification Fund in extending electricity services while taking care of the attendant environmental issues
- Promoting the use of various technical solutions in the design and implementation of projects, including grid extension and off-grids as well as introducing low cost technologies for infrastructure and service provision; and
- Promoting private sector generation of electricity from small renewable energy sources and selling to e grid.
- Main grid expansion – design, procurement and construction of networks.
- Small scheme extensions to the existing grid within the footprints of the respective service territories (Grid Intensification & Densification)
- Support to renewable energy power generation projects, including planning and construction of the inter-connectors to the main grid; evacuation power lines, for mini power projects such as Nyagak, Buseruka, Mpanga, Siti, SAIL and Ishasha.
- Continued support to the concessions and monitoring their performance
- Electrification of Islands such as Buvuma and Sigulu
- Provision of support to the mini grids of Bwindi, Suam, Kalangala, Kisizi Hospital, Kanyegaramire, Kyamugarura, etc.
Since its inception in September 2003, the Rural Electrification Board through its Secretariat the Rural electrification Agency has made major miles stones in scaling up energy access in Uganda. Todate, the Agency has realized over 10,000km of Medium Voltage and approximately 7,000 Km of Low Voltage distribution powerlines.
The projects presented below under large scale, medium scale and small scale schemes have covered 109 district headquarters, several health centres, schools, farms, small industries and households countrywide. The current plans include targeting all sub county headquarters in Uganda.
These projects have been implemented in fulfillment of the following objectives;
The major activities were in the following areas;
- i) On-grid Projects
- i) Off-grid Projects