The GET FiT Uganda Program was formally launched in May 2013. The Program is designed so as to simultaneously target the key barriers confronting investors looking at potential investments in small renewable energy projects (1-20 MW) in Uganda and thereby fast-track some 20-25 projects1, representing up to 170 MW and 830 GWh/year. The main feature of the Program is a front-loaded results-based premium payment designed to topup Uganda’s own REFiT and be paid out over the first five years of operation.
The initiative is being spearheaded and implemented by Uganda’s Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), the Government of Uganda (GoU) and the German Development Bank KfW, with funding contributions from the Governments of Norway, Germany, UK and the European Union (EU). The World Bank supports the Program through a Partial Risk Guarantee facility.