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15 August 2018

Uganda Government Gazette dated 2018-08-15 number 42

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Vol. CXI No. 42                                           15th August, 2018                                           Price: Shs. 5,000

CONTENTS                                                    PAGE                the Electricity Regulatory Authority (the Authority) to
The Electricity Act— Notices...                       1725-1726                 observe and implement—
The Local Governements Act— Notices                   1726-1728                 (1) The Policy Direction Relating to the Development
The Marriage Act— Notices ...                     1728                                  of Power Plants to Utilize Indigenous Oil
The Advocates Act—Notices '                       1729                                  Resources issued on the 5°" May{ 2017 vide Gazette
The Companies Act— Notice. |             Las      1729                                  Notice ‘No. 636. of 2017 is hereby amended to
The Copyright And Neighbouring Rights, ,                                                allow Albatros Energy, Uganda Ltd. to import and
   Regulations— Notice’                           1729                                  use Heavy Fuel Oils to generate 50 Megawatts of
The Trademarks ctr Remistalion of Applicaton 1729-1732                                  electricity until the Refinery project commences
Advertisement -                                  16732                                  operations and ready to supply Heavy Fuel Oils to
                                                                                        Albatros or when the:licensees under the Petroleum
                                                                                        (Exploration, Development’and Produetion) Act,
General Notice No. 616 of 2018.
                                                                                        2013 shall have resolved the technical.,issues that
 AMENDMENTOF GENERAL NOTICENO. 363 OF                                                   presently prevent them from committing to supply
   2017, POLICY DIRECTION RELATING TO THE                                     . up      etude oil or gas to Albatros.
 DEVELOPMENT OF POWERPLANTS TO UTILISE 7                                        (2)     The Government shall from time to time advise
         ‘ INDEGENOUS OIL RESOURCES*                                                    the Authority and Albatros on the prevailing policy
  (Undersection 17 ofthe Electricity Act;1999,,Cap..145)                                to be observed in respect of the development of
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This Policy Direction, is given to the Electricity Regulatory                           power plants which shall use indigenous petroleum
Authority under section 17-ofthe Electricity Act, 1999, Cap                             without any adverse effect to the functions of the
145, this 3% day of August, 2018.                                                       Authority.

PREAMBLE                                                                                   ,                      HON. IRENE MULONI,
1.__WHEREAS the Government of Uganda has put in                                                Minister of Energy.and Mineral Development.
        place a plan in the National, Oib-andGas. Policy for
        Uganda, 2008 to develop its petroleum resources, the
                                                                      General Notice No. 617 of 2018.
        key aspects of whi¢h‘include!the-developmentof an oil
        refinéryé the construction. of 4 crude. vil €xport pipeline          AMENDMENTOF GENERAL NOTICENO. 47 OF
  itand the productioniof oiliforpower generation; |                        2018 RELATINGTO POLICY DIRECTION ISSUED
2. WHEREAS the! Government strategy in the National                         TO ALL SECTOR PLAYERS IN RESPECT OF THE
        Oil and Gas Policy forUganda 2008is to’ use'oil and                        ENERGY MIX OF THE COUNTRY.
     , gas resources tocontribute to the country’s energy mix               (Under section 17 of the-Electricity Act, 1999, Cap. 145)
     — by_promoting the_use of s6me_of the crude oil, excess
     ' gas and Heavy’Fuel Oib(HFO) from 4he oil refinery              This Policy Direction is given tg,the Electricity Regulatory
        activities in the generation of electricity with a view to    Authority undersection 17 of the Electricity Act, 1999, ra
        ensuring adequate andaffordable energy supply;                 M5; dhiss3Y dayohAugustj20185;                 0     WMOITADI Ia
3)     WHEREAS the Government had a target’ to produce                      ior      OD         MAMAHBY Wa
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      the first oil by 2018 but due to a number offactors, this       PREAMBLE|                    LA AUM            HOd      2 101T9D       i
       target will not be achievediand the revised petroleum
       production plans! in-line-with the fist oil) is/scheduled
                                                                      A:        WHEREAS. ihe, selectricity supple, in Uganda, is
et rfom2020;" 7                                                                 dominated by hydropower sources and the overreliance
    ‘AND WHEREASthe Minister of Energy ‘and.‘Mineral                          ,,on hydro, power ;makes, the FRUnEY vulnerable. to the
     Development issued’ to the’ Electricity -'Regulatory               soyMagaries, of, nature;
      Authority a “Policy Direction Felaling to the                          “NOTING THATin 2005 ehieuieht 2008 ‘the country
        Development of PowerPlants to Utilize.Indigenous Oil                    experienced a severe energy- crisis’ caused’ by ’‘the
       “resources” on the 5" May,.2017, under:Gonexal Natice
                                                                                prolonged drought xpynicnced. by the country at the
  ~ No. 363 of 2017;
                                                                                time, and
                                                                                          , Laat thermal,                          wer as a
5.  NOTING -thatasa result-of Cisenenend    1 #itSjéetions
                                                                      ___       short and medium intervention to ameliorate heenergy
    Albatros Energy Uganda ‘Ltd: was licensed Under the
                                                                            “1 erisis:              THAT TADITLIO$
    ElectricityAct, 1999) todevelopa power plantlo wulize                     ISAIATE              “OMAZIAA: 0             fA eS ATACIONAD
—. indigenous Ugandan Petrofeum resources;       |"                   Sus       WHEREAS Uganda , has, a. bast
                                                                                                            rapicaaa energy
oTEES Ciel cae                                         5s VHVee       —-—sourees including. hydro, cogeneration, solar,bidmass
Oy  W THEREFORE, the, foreoorme Direction                                   nt‘and biogas and thermal, energy(includifig'‘geothermal
 pens ing. General. Notice.Nos sor 017 is given to                                                                             IWYAW

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