This new contract joins the 250 MW that GPG already operates in Uganda for an external client at the Bujali hydropower plant, one of the most important for the stability of the country’s power grid.
The tender was awarded by Operation and Maintenance Uganda Limited, and is another sign of the support being given by the Government of Uganda to renewable energies. In a country where coal and wood are the main energy sources, the Achwa 2 plant is one means of preventing deforestation and poor air quality.
Located on the river Achwa in Gulu, the power plant belongs to ARPE Limited (Achwa River PAC Energy), a company owned by Berkely Energy, and is fitted with innovative technology to first filter the waste flowing down the river in order to prevent damage. It has an installed capacity of 42 MW and the energy it produces is sent to the national grid to supply some 35,000 people.