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Thursday,August 13,2020 05:10 AM

Minister clarifies on power outage

By Andrew Masinde

Added 10th May 2020 07:05 AM

The minister said the outrage was caused by the Kenyan power system that was switched off, leading to overloading on the Ugandan side.

Minister clarifies on power outage

The power was later restored

The minister said the outrage was caused by the Kenyan power system that was switched off, leading to overloading on the Ugandan side.

 

The Minister for Energy, Mary Goretti Kitutu, has clarified that the power cut that happened on Saturday has nothing to do with water release testing on the dams of that Nalubale, Kiira, Bujagali and Isimba.

According to the minister, the outrage was caused by the Kenyan power system that was switched off, leading to overloading on the Ugandan side.

This overloading resulted in the pulling off of the Ugandan side because the two are interconnected. However, when the problem was detected, it was corrected and power was switched on.

"The statement that came out early in the morning that customers will not have power from Saturday to Monday is wrong," Kitutu said.

She assured the general public that electricity in Uganda is more than enough and in case there is any problem with the systems, it is the ministry to issue a statement. 

Kitutu revealed that government was working with engineers to ensure that country has an islanding system, such that when the electrical grid supply is disconnected a distributed generator continues to feed the power load.

 

 

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