In 2019, GET FiT Uganda supported power plants provided approximately eight percent of the total electricity supply in Uganda. In more round about terms, it is safe to say that GET FiT is currently powering almost one out of ten Ugandan electricity customers. Due to late commissioning of several plants in 2019, and a few projects still under construction, the annual energy delivered from GET FiT Uganda will increase further over the next two years.
With 14 new power plants built in no more than six years (and three more yet to
come), GET FiT Uganda has proven its unique ability to attract private sector investments. As of 2019, the Programme has leveraged over USD 455 million in
private investments. Furthermore, with a high level of construction activities in 2019, job creation from the portfolio continued to be substantial. Since the Programme was launched in 2013, an accumulated total of over 10,000 jobs (full-time equivalent) have now been created through the project portfolio.
With only three hydropower schemes still under construction, the full GET FiT portfolio is coming to fruition, with the remaining projects expected to commission in 2020-21.