Masaka-Mbarara 220 kV Transmission Line
- Eastern Africa
- Grant Amount
- EUR 800,000
- Total project cost
- EUR 50,000,000
- PFG Lead Financier
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is considering replacing the 132 kV transmission line (T-line) between Masaka and Mbarara with a 220 kV T-line, to complete the missing link between the Rwanda-Uganda interconnection and the main 220 kV Ugandan grid under development. The Project will result in the construction and operation of:
· Construction of a new 135km, 220kV double circuit Transmission-line from Masaka West to Mbarara North substations.
· Substation extension at Masaka West (2 x 220kV Transmission-line bays, 220kV busbar extension, plant house extension).
· Substation extension at Mbarara North (2 x 220kV Transmission-line bays, 220kV busbar extension, plant house extension).
The EU-AITF grant financed the feasibility study of the transmission line between Masaka and Mbarara and the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of this project. These consultancy services helped UETCL, the Ugandan Electricity Transmission Company, preparing the project for the best implementation possible.