Country:Uganda
Year:2007
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2007
Date Ended:2017
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments
Policy Target:Solar Thermal, Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Geothermal, Geothermal>Power, Hydropower, Multiple RE Sources>Heating, Multiple RE Sources>Power
Policy Sector:Framework Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
URL:http://www.rea.or.ug/index.php/policies-and-legislation
Description:

The 2007-2017 Renewable Energy Policy (REP) aims to increase the share of renewable energy from 4% to 61% of national energy consumption by 2017.

In order to facilitate reaching the goal, REP establishes appropriate fiscal and financial tools to attract investments, and inserted renewable electricity access targets in gender and pro-poor policies. The policy also creates tools to disseminate information on sustainable biomass management and waste-to-energy conversion, encourages research and development on the benefits and opportunities of RE, and advocates biofuels as a substitute to fossil fuels.

Moreover, the REP exempts all renewable energy equipment from any tax levies.

The 2007 RE policy also sets out installed-capacity targets for various technologies for the years 2007, 2012 and 2017 as follows:

 

Capacity targets (MW)

2007

2012

2017

Large hydropower

380

830

1200

Mini and micro hydropower

17

70

100

Co-generation

15

35

60

Geothermal

n/a

25

45

Municipal waste

n/a

15

30

Biofuels (in m³/y)

n/a

720 000

160 000

Solar water heating ()

2000

6000

30 000

To achieve above targets, the REP first supports large-scale hydro projects, through the implementation of Public Private Partnerships and the negotiation of project-by-project energy purchasing tariffs.

It will further create a Ugandan Feed-In-tariff to support small-scale renewable projects and local Individual Power Producers. To further attract private investors, the government will secure stable Standardized Power Purchase Agreements.

Related Documents:

To view full version of the Renewable Energy Policy 2007-2017 please click here.

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