• Uganda
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 15, 2016
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Lubilia Kawembe Hydro Limited
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2019

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Project Description


The client is Lubilia Kawembe Hydro Limited, a SPV set up to develop, construct and operate a 5.4MW run-of-river hydro plant in the Kasese district in Western Uganda. Lubilia is majority owned by DI Frontier Market Energy and Carbon Fund K/S Fund, a Danish private equity fund that is developing a portfolio of renewable energy IPPs in eastern Africa. DI Frontier is currently developing four run of river hydros, one of which is Lubilia, in Uganda under the KfW led GETFiT program.


FMO provides a USD 10.2 million senior loan, of which 50 percent has been catalyzed from Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund ("EAIF"). The loan facility will be used for the construction of the Lubilia hydro plant.


FMO finances this small, run of the river hydro power plant in Uganda to support the development and construction of additional renewable electricity generation in Uganda. The project is expected to generate 21 GWh clean energy per year, and will support strengthening of Ugandaa€™s grid in the west of the country. The electricity produced will serve the equivalent of 256,000 people and has an annual avoided GHG rate of 11,000 tCO2eq. The project coincides with FMOa€™s strategy to contribute to clean energy projects in emerging markets. In line with this strategy, FMO also catalyzes funds from EAIF.

Investment Description

Contact Information

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