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Masaka-Mbarara 220 kV Transmission Line

Region
Eastern Africa
Sector
Energy
Scope
TA
Grant Amount
EUR 800,000
Total project cost
EUR 50,000,000
Status
Completed
PFG Lead Financier
AFD

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 has 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.

12/2017