The main objective of the GET FiT Programme is to assist East African nations in pursuing a climate resilient low-carbon development path. In Uganda, GET FiT is currently fast-tracking a portfolio of 17 small-scale renewable energy generation projects with a total installed capacity of 158 MW. This will yield approximately 773 GWh of clean energy production per year and result in:
- emission reductions of roughly 10M tons of CO2 over 20-years
- an increase in Uganda’s energy production by about 20%
- facilitating access to energy for at least 200,000 additional households (approximately 1.2M people)
- leveraging of close to MEUR 400 in public and private investments
Scope of work
Multiconsult’s team is leading implementation of the program with a base in Uganda, providing services
in management, engineering, environmental consulting, as well as both financial and legal
advisory services. Implementation includes delivery of the following main services:
- Appraisal and economic evaluation of all hydropower, solar and biomass projects applying for support.
- Running the program secretariat in Kampala, including
– Implementation of TA facility for training of staff in the Energy Regulatory Authority (ERA);
– Coordination with the World Bank for implementation of a Partial Risk Guarantee facility;
– Coordination with Commercial Banks to ensure their participation in financing of the projects.
- Semi-annual construction reviews of projects receiving support from the program.
Further, Multiconsult, in its role in managing the Secretariat, worked closely with the authorities and utilities regarding the grid upgrades required to effectively absorb the power to be provided by up to 20 different variable renewable energy projects. This has involved working with the utility in modelling and identifying constraints, estimating investment requirements and considering implementation arrangements.
- Complete design and implementation of a two phase tender
- Project appraisals and construction supervision
- Capacity building
- Grid modelling and recommendations
- Program Marketing