Uganda Karuma Hydropower Project
Karuma hydropower plant is a run-of-the-river project being built on the Nile River downstream of the Kyoga Lake in Kyandongo district, 270km from Kampala, Uganda.
Construction of the 600MW power facility commenced in December 2013 and was expected to be completed by the end of 2018, but delays in land acquisition caused the date of completion to be postponed to December 2019.
The Karuma facility is being built by Uganda Electricity Generation Company (UEGCL) under the preview of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, as well as the Government of Uganda, with an estimated investment of $1.7bn.
UEGCL is also implementing the Karuma interconnection project and the 183MW Isimba hydropower project, which was commissioned in March 2019.