Owen Falls is a 380MW hydro power project. It is located on Nile river/basin in Central, Uganda. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1947 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1954. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is currently owned by Uganda Electricity Generation with a stake of 100%.

Owen Falls (Nalubaale) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1991-1997, 2019-2021.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1947 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1954.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Uganda Electricity Distribution under a power purchase agreement, starting from 2002.

Contractors involved

Owen Falls (Kiira) is equipped with Andritz Hydro kaplan turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines with 41MW nameplate capacity.

Owen Falls (Kiira) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy propeller turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 41MW nameplate capacity.

Owen Falls (Nalubaale) is equipped with Andritz Hydro kaplan turbines. The phase consists of 10 turbines with 18MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the Owen Falls (Kiira). The generator capacity is 20 MVA.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the Owen Falls (Kiira). The generator capacity is 46 MVA.

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This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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