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Uganda: South African firm eyes Uganda's RE market

Okhela Renewable Energy Corporation, a South African energy company, eyes the Ugandan energy market through the development of renewable energy.
In the first phase of the project the company plans to invest 3.5 million euros (Shs6 billion) to produce 10MW of electricity from domestic wastes before exploring other alternatives such as solar and wind energy.

The company will also develop micro-hydro power dams that produce about 5 MW of electricity on small rivers around the country.

OREC South Africa together with their technical partners, Venture SA, and the Stellenbosch are working on developing fourth generation large wind turbines mainly for the African market, which will also be deployed in Uganda.

"Karamoja region has with adequate wind speeds for production of wind energy," Mr Mabena said. "Uganda has enormous natural resources which can be harnessed to produce clean sources of energy, and significantly contribute to Uganda's energy security."

Additional information: More info at the AllAfrica web site
News date: 11/12/2007

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