At a glance
Uganda electricity access has reached nearly 60% of the population in urban areas, while in rural areas is still limited to 18%, although increasing.
Latest data from the World Bank estimates national access rate to be 26% in 2016. Adoption of clean cooking solutions is still extremely limited; its improvement are in line with the population growth but a major rollout of clean cooking solutions is planned to be achieved by 2020.
Uganda opted in the SEforALL initiative and prepared a rapid assessment followed by an Action Agenda, that was formally adopted by the government. The Agenda sets the goal of having more than 98% of the population with access to electricity and more than 99% with access by 2030, while achieving more than 90% of renewable electricity production. The AA suggests a diversification of renewable technologies and that these should continue playing a good role in Uganda’s electricity mix in combination of mini and micro-grids. SEforALL goals for Uganda regarding energy efficiency build on analysing energy savings potential in different sectors of the country’s economy (households, commercial enterprises, industries and buildings) and aim to reduce national wood consumption by 40% and improve energy efficiency of power users by min 20% by 2030.
Uganda focal point for SEforALL is located in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
|SEforALL Action Agenda Objectives||2030|
|Electricity Access, national||>98%|
|Access to non-solid fuels, national||>99%|
|Renewable Energy Capacity||n.a.|
|Renewable Energy Output||>90%|
|Energy Efficiency||-15% / -25%|
|Country Action Documents||Status|
|Rapid Assessment||Under Development|
|Investment Prospectus||Under Development|
|Access to electricity (% of population)||14.8%||16.2%||20.4%||26.7%|
|Urban (% of urban population)||49.5%||51.2%||51.4%||57.5%|
|Rural (% of rural population)||8.9%||10%||10.3%||18%|
|Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (% of population)||0.8%||0.8%||0.8%||0.8%|
|Population, total||33.1 Million||35.4 Million||37.8 Million||41.5 Million|
|Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)||92.0%||91.4%||90.2%||-|
|Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)||65.3%||65.3%||78.6%||-|
|Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)||-||-||-||-|