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Kikigati. Run-of-river hydropower plant with a planned installed capacity of 16
MW and 115 GWh annual production located in Isingiro district, Southern Uganda
on the border to Tanzania. Investment of USD 51.1M with USD 12.3M in GFPPM
commitments. After two years standstill, the Governments of Tanzania and Uganda
signed the bilateral agreement for implementation of the project in July 2015. This
enabled the new owner, Berkeley Energy, to resume preparatory work. Both the SC and
IC have emphasized the importance of quick advancement of the project after the
signing of the agreement, which GET FiT will aim to safeguard through imposition of
strict deadlines for project advancement and CP compliance. A strict timeline with
milestones has been imposed to get the project back on track, with construction start
in within rst half of 2016 and COD in rst half of 2018.
Sindila. Run-of-river hydropower plant with a planned installed capacity of 5 MW and
27 GWh expected annual production located in Bundibugyo district. Investment of
USD 17M with USD 3.3M in GET FiT commitments. Sindila was the last project to be
selected from the second RFP round, after a re-appraisal of the project was conducted
in October 2014. The developer signed the DFA with GET FiT in August 2015. Expected
commercial operation date is in Q4 2017, with construction start expected in Q1 2016.
Reinforcement of the 87 km long 33 kV line from Bundibugyo to Fort Portal will be
required to ensure viable power evacuation from the power plant. This reinforcement
is an item under the GET FiT interconnection support component, which will also
benet the recently GET FiT approved and neighboring project Ndugutu HPP. Funding
for this reinforcement has been secured from development partners.
KMRI LLC, the developer of Sindila SHP, was recently awarded
a fellow from the Acumen Fund, a US-based non-prot
This fellow will be based in the Bundibugyo District of Uganda
and fully dedicated to the creation of a comprehensive
infrastructure access program that will be implemented
alongside the hydropower project.
This program will entail the creation of a business model,
funded by impact investors, to provide services such as lighting,
cell phone charging, clean drinking water, medicine storage
and information access points. Once implemented, this program will provide these services
at a fraction of the cost to the local community while also enabling a low positive return on
investment to the impact funds. After this proof of concept is proven in Bundibugyo, KMRI
intends to scale this program throughout the rest of its portfolio in Uganda.
Acumen Fellow for KMRI LLC