• Uganda
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Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 14, 2019
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Kikagati Power Company Limited
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 26.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 26.80 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 Apr 3, 2020

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Project Description

The project aims at the development and construction of the 14MW Kikagati hydro plant. FMO is the lead arranger for the approximately USD 48 mln senior debt tranche. FMO intends to provide 50% itself, and catalyse 50% from Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund ("EAIF") managed by Investec. The project is expected to have a high development impact. It is the first cross border Independent Power Producer ("IPP") Project between Uganda and Tanzania, which will support the economic development of both countries, especially the underserved regions where the Project is located, and promote further integration of the East African Power Pool. The project is expected to generate around 113 GWh clean energy per year, serving the equivalent of 233,489 people and has an annual avoided GHG rate of 48,506tCO2eq. Half of the electricity generated by the Project will be provided to Tanzania. 


Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

Kikagati Power Company Limited (“KPCL”), a special purpose vehicle established to develop, construct and operate a 14MW run-of-river hydro power plant located on the Kagera river in the south west of Uganda (65km south of the city Mbarara).

Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure


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