A sub-Sahara-focused energy solutions provider, Great Lakes Africa Energy has celebrated its seventh anniversary on December 8. It has declared the completion of the development of a US$ 25 million solar power generating plant in Uganda.
Acting as the lead financial and technical investor, Great Lakes Africa Energy is part of a development consortium comprising of Uganda's Xsabo Power Limited which has been working to deliver the 24-megawatt Kabulasoke Solar Power Park in conjunction with the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited.
With the official commissioning of the Kabulasoke Solar Power Park, which is the first of its kind in the East Africa region, Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, will be making a big leap towards enhancing its renewable energy capacity. Keeping to its corporate reputation on projects delivery and as part of Great Lakes Africa's corporate development plans in the continent, the on-schedule completion of the Kabulasoke Solar Power Park, comes hot on the heels of the firm's recent partnership with the Government of Mozambique.
The partnership is to develop a natural gas-fired electric power generating plant at an estimated value of US $400 million. As part of the agreement signed last May, Great Lakes Africa Energy which also operates a 105-megawatt power plant in Zambia's copper belt town of Ndola, under Ndola Energy Company Limited (NECL), is set to develop, finance, own and operate the plant to be fed with natural gas supplies from Mozambique's Rovuma Basin.
"At Great Lakes Africa Energy, we are proud to be associated with the Government of Uganda, Xsabo Power Limited and the consortium partners for making this project possible. We are passionate about our mission to power the Great Lakes and Southern Africa region including Uganda, by developing and managing state-of-the-art power projects generated from the most efficient local sources of energy," Michael Kearns, director of Great Lakes Africa Energy opined.