Kanungu Power Station
|Kanungu Power Station|
|Commission date||18 March 2011|
|Power station information|
|Power generation information|
|Maximum capacity||6.6 MW|
The Power Station is located is located in Kanyantorogo sub-county in Kanungu District, in southwestern Uganda. This location is near the town of Kanungu, where the district headquarters are located. The approximate road distance of this power station from Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city is approximately 415 kilometres (258 mi). The coordinates of Kanungu Power Station are:00°55′50″S 29°43′52″E (Latitude:0.930556S; Longitude:29.731111).
The Kanungu Power Station was constructed by Eco Power Uganda Limited. The company is a subsidiary of Eco Power PVT-Sri-Lanka. As of March 2011[update], the dam and power plant are complete. The power plant was technically commissioned on Friday 18 March 2011. The power generated by this new plant is expected to support development of industries and stimulate other areas of investments in Kanungu and the surrounding rural areas. Political commissioning of the power station was performed on Tuesday 22 November 2011.
The estimated costs for the dam and power plant is approximately US$14 million. Funding is provided by three Sri-Lankan financial institutions; namely: (a) National Development Bank of Sri-Lanka, (b) Hatton National Bank and (c) Commercial Bank of Sri-Lanka.
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