Friday, September 13th, 2019
The objection is made following publication of a notice by ERA in the New Vision of August 26, 2019. In the notice, ERA invited the public to submit comments on an application by Jacobsen thermal power plant Ltd for renewal of its licence.
AFIEGO avers that Uganda currently produces surplus expensive power which citizens have failed to consume. At $25.8 cents per unit, the thermal power produced in Uganda is also too expensive.
Uganda should therefore not be producing thermal power and Jacobsen’s license should not be renewed.
We call on ERA and government to prioritise investment in offgrid solar, wind and other energy options to diversify the energy mix to enable security of supply.
The excuse that thermal power is needed for security of supply does not hold when investments in clean offgrid options can be made.
Kindly refer to the letter for more.Letter of objection to ERA to stop plans to renew Jacobsens licence 06-09-2019