Uganda seeks consultants for power sector investment plan

The government of hydro-rich Uganda invites expressions of interest from consultants to help develop a power sector investment plan. Responses are due August 22.

Uganda officials and the World Bank signed US$425 million in credit agreements in May to implement power sector improvements paving the way for the 250-MW Bujagali hydroelectric project, and poverty reduction assistance. (HNN 5/31/07)

The power sector investment plan is to develop a series of carefully costed and actionable projects or activities over 10 to 15 years. The plan is to help shift from a project-by-project and donor-by-donor approach toward a sector-wide framework in a coordinated and comprehensive manner.

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development seeks services over eight months including integration of expansion plans by stakeholders including the ministry, Uganda Electricity Transmission Co., UMEME Ltd., and the Rural Electrification Agency. The consultant is to undertake a detailed bulk power system least-cost investment plan for generation, transmission, interconnections, and regional power exchanges. It is to prepare a power sector investment plan and train staff of key power sector institutions.

Expressions of interest are due to the address below by August 22. For information, contact Head of Procurement and Disposal Unit, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Attn.: Isaac Kyaligonza, First Floor, Room B102, Amber House, P.O. Box 7270, Kampala, Uganda; (256) 41-349276; Fax: (256) 41-349342; E-mail: psmemd@energy.go.ug; Internet: www.energyandminerals.go.ug.

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