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Welcome to our web site, which provides information about key aspects of the hydroelectric power project proposed for the Victoria Nile River near the Town of Jinja, in Uganda.

Uganda has an acute shortage of electricity, which is negatively affecting the nation's economy and the well-being of its citizens. The Bujagali Hydropower Project is a 250-megawatt power-generating facility proposed by Bujagali Energy Limited, a company jointly owned by affiliates of Sithe Global Power, LLC and the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (see About Us). The project will preserve the environment while producing substantial benefits for Uganda, including:

  • Increased electricity supply
  • Lower electricity costs
  • Improved air quality
  • Jobs for Ugandan workers
  • Improvements for villages located nearby

The Bujagali Hydropower Project will comply with strict environmental and other regulatory requirements. The project was approved by the Ugandan government, The World Bank Group and other potential lenders in April 2007, and is under construction.

An associated power transmission system, the Bujagali Interconnection Project, is a separate proposal sponsored by Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited that was also approved by the government and lenders (see Interconnection Project).

We have implemented an open, collaborative public consultation program to maximize community awareness and opportunities for public involvement. See Public Consultation for more information on our community outreach program.

See Project Overview for a summary of the Bujagali hydropower facility. More detailed information is included in the Key Project Documents section, which includes links to important documents filed with the Government of Uganda and prospective lenders.

Thank you for your interest in this much-needed energy facility. And please visit this web site in the future for updates on our progress.