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Status and Prospects of Biomass Based Cogeneration and Geothermal Technologies in Uganda

By

Geoffrey Kamese, Simon Engorait and Dison Okumu


Table of Contents

1.0 Overview of Uganda’s energy sector                                                         

7

1.1 Introduction                                                                                                              

7

1.2 Status of Uganda’s energy sector                                                                              

8

1.3 Status of the Energy Markets                                                                                    

13

1.3.1 State of market and current privatisation strategies.                                                  

13

1.3.2 Further proposed Privatisation of the energy markets                                                

14

1.4 Overall status of renewable energy technologies                                                           

16

1.4.1 Mini and micro-hydro                                                                                             

16

1.4.2 Biomass

17

1.4.3 Wind Energy                                                                                                         

18

1.4.4 Small hydropower                                                                                                   

19

1.4.5 Solar Energy                                                                                                         

21

1.4.6 Improved Bio-fuel Stoves           

23

1.4.7 Biogas Energy                                                                                                       

24

2.0 Analysis of geothermal resources

28

2.1 Status of geothermal

28

2.2 Technical assessment                                                                                             

30

2.2.1 Uganda’s geothermal resources and reserves                                                           

30

2.2.2 Technical staff

31

2.3 Economic, Policy and gender considerations                                                              

31

2.3.1 Policy considerations                                                                                             

31

2.3.2 Economic considerations                                                                                         

32

2.4 Benefits of Geothermal                                                                                              

38

2.5 Barriers to Geothermal Development                                                                              

41 

3.0 Cogeneration in Uganda’s sugar industry                                                   

42

3.1 Cogeneration – The fundamentals                                                                                

42

3.2 Theoretical cogeneration potential in Uganda                                                                

42

3.3 Cogeneration in Uganda                                                                                              

43

3.3.1 The Kakira Sugar Works (KSW) cogeneration project                                                 

45

3.3.2 The Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL) in Lugazi, and Kinyara Sugar Works Ltd                                                                

47

4.0 Conclusions.                                                                                                            

55

4.1 Overview of Uganda’s electricity sector                                                           

55

5.0 Recommendations                                                                                               

60

5.1 Recommendations for policy makers                                                                            

60

5.2 Recommendations for implementers                                                                             

61

5.3 Recommendations for lobbyists (civil societies, CBOs, NGOs etc)                                  

62

6.0 Bibliography                                                                                                         

64

7.0 Appendices

67

 



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