Govt urged to make solar viable alternative to hydro power

Uganda needs to tap into renewable energy as a backup to hydro power, the Commissioner Vocational Training Safina Musenero has said. 

Speaking at the launch of the Solar Renewable Energy Skills and Environmental Education Programme at Don Bosco Vocational Institute in Kamuli District, Dr Musenero said government needs to put a coordinated and responsive system that can tap into the renewable energy since the pace of hydro power penetration has been a little slow. Solar energy, she added, because of its stability, will be a good backup for hydro energy, especially in rural setups, where power stability has been a problem. 

“We need to tap into renewable energy as back up since only 29 per cent of Ugandans are accessing hydro power energy,” she said, noting that the rural electrification project has been slow due to the cost involved.

Read More At Daily Monitor

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *