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Table 4 Extent of electricity challenges in Uganda

From: Electricity peak demand in Uganda: insights and foresight

Indicator Uganda Sub-Saharan Africa All countries
Number of electrical outages in a typical month 6.3 8.3 6.3
Duration of a typical electrical outage (hours) 6.8 4.6 2.6
Losses due to electrical outages (% of annual sales) 6.3 4.4 2.6
Average losses due to electrical outages (% of annual sales) 11.2 7.3 4.7
Percentage of firms owning or sharing a generator 52.2 48.0 34
Proportion of electricity from generator, % 8.4 14.2 8.1
Days to obtain an electrical connection (upon application) 18.1 29.0 30.9
Percentage of firms identifying electricity as a major obstacle 26.8 43.6 34.0
  1. Source: World Bank Enterprise Survey Data