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Table 3 Distribution companies in Uganda

From: Electricity peak demand in Uganda: insights and foresight

Distribution company Status
Umeme Umeme inherited customers that were once served by UEB and was leased the UEDCL assets under a 20-year concessional arrangement and controls 97 % of the distribution market in Uganda.
Ferdsult Ferdsult operates and maintains a rural electricity distribution network concessionaire under a 10-year agreement with the Rural Eelectrification Agency. Areas of operation include the districts of: Kibaale, Kyenjojo, Rukungiri, Kanungu, Ntugamo, Isingiro, Rakai, and Masaka. Ferduslt pioneered the pre-paid metering system in Uganda and currently serves about 10,000 consumers.
West Nile Electricity Company (WENRECO) WENRECO operates an off-grid distribution network in the Northwestern districts of Arua, Paidha, Nebbi, Koboko, Maracha, Zombo, and Yumbe. The company operated the 3.5 MW Nyagaka HPP and served about 4000 customers by March 2013.
Bundibugyo Energy
Coop. Society (BECS)
BECS runs the distribution concessionaire in Bundibugyo district since 2009. Accordingly, BECS took charge of electricity distribution, grid maintenance, and managing the revenue from power consumers. Currently, BECS serves about 1500 customers.
Pader - Abim Energy Cooperative Serves about 1500 customers in Pader, Abim, and Agago districts.
Kilembe Investments Limited (KIL) KIL runs a 10-year concessionaire to distribute and sell electricity in the Districts of Kasese, Rubirizi, and surrounding areas. The license runs for 10 years and is renewable. Currently KIL serves about 2000 customers on the pre-payment system. KIL intends to introduce solar energy for users in isolated areas.
Kygegwa Rural Electricity Cooperative Society  
  1. Source: Electricity Regulatory Authority and Mawejje et al. [15]