Country:Uganda
Year:2011 (last amended 2012 Nov)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2011 (last amended 2012 Nov)
Date Amended:

2012 (Nov)

Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Wind, Bioenergy, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Geothermal, Geothermal>Power, Hydropower, Solar>Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Uganda Electricity regulatory Authority
URL:http://era.or.ug/tariffs/feedintariff147f/
Description:

In January 2011, Uganda implemented a Feed-in-tariff system, valid for a 20 years period, to support renewable energy deployment.

Feed-in-tariffs differ for each technology, are adjusted annually and calculated with regards to annual capacity caps to 2014.

FIT rates are dollar denominated.

They have been fixed for the years 2011 - 2012 as follows:

Renewable source

Power plant capacity

Period of time

Feed-in tariff levels  in USD/kWh in 2011-2012

Capacity cap in MW

2011

2012

2013

2014

Wind

All sizes

20 years

0.095

50

75

100

150

Solar PV

< 10 kW

0.639

2

3

5

7.5

Geothermal

All sizes

0.077

10

30

50

75

Landfill gas

All sizes

0.089

10

20

30

50

Biomass

All sizes

0.103

10

20

30

50

Bagasse

All sizes

0.079

20

50

75

100

Peat

All sizes

0.086

50

50

100

-

Hydropower plant

50 kW-1 MW

0.109

1

1.5

2

5

1MW-5 MW

0.091

15

30

60

90

9MW-20 MW

0.073

45

90

135

180

Amended:

In November 2012 new feed-in tariff levels have been announced as well as new generation caps for years 2013-2016.

Generation caps have been adjusted accordingly due to low updake by the developers.

Solar PV is no longer eligible to benefit from the scheme.

Renewable source

Power plant capacity

Period of time

Feed-in tariff levels  in USD/kWh2013 - 2014

Capacity cap in MW

2013

2014

2015

2016

Wind

All sizes

20 years

0.124

100

150

100

150

Geothermal

All sizes

0.077

50

75

50

75

Landfill gas

All sizes

0.089

30

50

20

40

Biomass

All sizes

0.103

30

50

25

45

Bagasse

All sizes

0.081

75

100

95

120

Hydropower plant

500 kW - 1MW

0.109

2

5

2.5

5.5

1-9MW

Linear tariff

50

90

105

135

9-20MW

0.079

135

180

135

180

 

Related policies:Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (GET FIT) Programme Uganda

Last modified: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:18:11 CEST