Uganda’s Isimba hydroelectric plant will be commissioned by the end of January according to the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL). The four generators composing the infrastructure have already been running for a few days.
"We have sent an invitation to the president to come and inaugurate the facility on January 24," said Proscovia Njuki, UEGCL chairman of the board. Njuki also revealed that the commercial operations of the infrastructure will start in March 2019, will also mark the beginning of the charges applicable to the government for the plant.
The 183 MW capacity hydroelectric plant was constructed by China International Water & Electric Corporation. Work began in April 2015 and cost more than $567 million. Their completion brings to more than 868 MW.