Tororo Solar Plant, Tororo, Uganda

Last Modified: Mon Oct 22 2018 21:17:37 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 10 MWp
    installed capacity of the solar PV based plant in Tororo district in the Eastern Region of Uganda.
  • 16 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 36,200 households
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the plant each year.
  • 7,200 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • 14 acres
    area on which the plant is being built. The Tororo Solar Plant was built close to the Ugandan utility’s loading centres in order to reduce technical electricity loss that can occur with long-distance transmission. The Tororo Solar Plant is connected to one of Uganda’s largest electricity substations.
  • 32,240
    Number of solar PV panels used.
  • 2
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Building Energy, EPC and O&M: Building Energy, Distribution: Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited
  • $19.6 million
    project cost. The project was developed under the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff ("GET FiT"), a dedicated support scheme for renewable energy projects managed by Germany's KfW Development Bank in partnership with Uganda's Electricity Regulatory Agency (ERA) and funded by the Governments of Norway, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European Union. Additional funding from FMO, the Dutch development bank which, as Mandated Lead Arranger, coordinated the provision of a $14.7 million term loan facility.
  • 350
    jobs were created on the site, of whom 300 were Ugandan citizens.
  • ?
    jobs during operational phase.
  • Dec 2016
    Construction begins at the site.
  • 16 Oct 2017
    Formal opening held at site by the ribbon cutting ceremony, in the presence of Matteo Brambilla, MD Africa and Middle East at Building Energy, Attilio Pacifici, EU Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Uganda.