Rural electrification: Uganda seeks distribution transformers

The Rural Electrification Agency of Uganda has received funds for the acquisition of supply and delivery of self-protected distribution transformers. Self-protecting distribution transformers incorporate a circuit-breaking safety system that shuts down the transformer in the event of an internal fault.

 

The Rural Electrification Agency in a notice release earlier this week invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the provision of the above supplies.

 

According to the agency, bidding will be conducted in accordance with the Open International Bidding (OIB) method contained in the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2003, and is open to all bidders.

 

Earlier this month, the Government of Uganda through the Rural Electrification Agency announced a plan to connect at least 22,000 households with electricity following the commissioning of the rural electricity program.

 

African Development Bank will be funding the 413 km power line for US $4m. The project also targets 297 public institutions.

 

Uganda currently has about 20% of the population connected to electricity, one of the lowest figures globally. The number drops to an estimated 7% in rural areas. Out of the 10 sub-counties in the district, only two are connected to the national power grid.

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