TOTALENERGIES EP UGANDA TO EXPLORE DEVELOPMENT OF 120MW OF SOLAR IN UGANDA
Kampala, November 4th, 2022 – TotalEnergies EP Uganda has today signed a Solar project agreement with the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for the possible deployment of 120 MW of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology. The agreement aims at actualizing the collaboration between TotalEnergies EP Uganda and the Ministry towards ensuring energy security and energy transition in the country.
This collaboration follows the establishment of a framework agreement for the establishment of large-scale renewable energy projects in Uganda through an MoU signed on 1stFebruary 2022. Subsequently, the Government of Uganda identified and proposed 6 possible sites in: Kapeeka (20MW), Iganga (20MW), Tororo (20MW), Kumi (20MW), Bukedea (20MW) and Paliisa (20MW) for development by TotalEnergies EP Uganda.
Speaking at the signing, Mr Philippe Groueix, General Manager TotalEnergies EP Uganda said, “In line with our Global multi-energy strategy and commitment to develop 1GW of renewable energy in Uganda by 2030, TotalEnergies EP Uganda will undertake feasibility studies and develop these Solar PV projects in accordance with today’s signed project agreement and the applicable laws. The realization of this project development will also contribute towards our Global ambition to reach 100 GW of renewable production by 2030.”
TotalEnergies climate ambition to get to Net Zero by 2050 and ongoing transformation into a multi-energy company puts the sustainable development goals at the core of the Company strategy, therefore TotalEnergies EP Uganda aims to contribute to this ambition by undertaking projects that will foster the energy transition and help to tackle climate change. The Government of Uganda identified Solar PV technology as a critical renewable energy technology that will ensure that it meets its emission targets under the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) but also its energy needs in the short, medium to long term in line with the National Vision 2040.
TotalEnergies and renewable electricity
As part of its ambition to get to net zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is building a portfolio of activities in electricity and renewables. At the end of June 2022, TotalEnergies' gross renewable electricity generation installed capacity is close to 12 GW. TotalEnergies will continue to expand this business to reach 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources and storage by 2025, and then 100 GW by 2030 with the objective of being among the world's top 5 producers of electricity from wind and solar energy.
About TotalEnergies in Uganda
TotalEnergies has been present in Uganda since 1955 through its marketing operations and has more than 200 stations countrywide. TotalEnergies EP Uganda is an upstream affiliate which is leading the development activities towards production in the Tilenga project area - License Area 1 (LA-1) and Contract Area 2 North (CA-2N) within the Albertine Region.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
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