Campaign Update: April 2022

As part of the Utilities 2.0 (U2.0) campaign, a webinar titled “Building Partnerships for an Integrated Energy Approach: Experience from the Utilities 2.0 project, Uganda” is planned for May 5. During this knowledge sharing session, the project’s implementing partners will share how they built and managed partnerships that have been key to the project's success, the challenges faced and lessons learned for scaling and replicating the project elsewhere.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/campaign-updates/campaign-update-april-2022

Fact Sheet: Productive uses of energy

In Uganda, research shows that electrifying agricultural activities can bring additional income for smallholder farmers. However, agro-processing activities are yet to be integrated into distributed renewable energy systems’ load due to various technical and commercial constraints.
https://www.powerforall.org/resources/fact-sheets-research-summaries/fact-sheet-productive-uses-of-energy

Campaign Update: May 2022

Power for All was well represented at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. The team, led by our CEO Kristina Skierka, also co-chaired two-panel discussions at the event, ‘Transitioning to the Grid of the Future’ and ‘Powering Jobs: Building a Workforce to Meet the SGD 7 Challenge’. The Powering Jobs campaign kicked off its first steering committee meeting in Ethiopia and held its second in Uganda. We also have the initial findings from our health survey from Jharkhand State in India. Read on for these and other updates from our campaigns.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/campaign-updates/campaign-update-may-2022

Campaign Update: November 2020

In Uganda, we hosted a kick-off of a national platform for strengthening the link between food and productive use of energy. Our India team convened a communications workshop with leading journalists in Jharkhand state, and organized the third installment of Energy Catalyst's "Lessons from the Frontline" series. Also, we will participate in Uganda Power Forum 2020 to highlight our integrated electrification initiative.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/campaign-updates/campaign-update-november-2020

Building Partnerships for an Integrated Energy Approach: Experience from the Utilities 2.0 project, Uganda

Building a strong partnership has been one of the key strengths of the Utilities 2.0 project that has contributed significantly to its successful implementation. This was the key takeaway from a webinar titled“Building Partnerships for an Integrated Energy Approach: Experience from the Utilities 2.0 project, Uganda,'' held on May 5. Representatives of all the partner organizations shared their experiences in developing and managing partnerships that shaped the project's success, challenges faced, and lessons for scaling up or replicating the project across Africa.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/videos/building-partnerships-integrated-energy-approach-experience-utilities-20-project-uganda

Campaign update: January 2021

We supported Energy Catalyst to launch a new online energy access innovation community. In Uganda, we participated in Power Forum 2020 while in India, our team co-hosted the first meeting of the Jharkhand DRE collective. Also, learn how we're engaging with the UN Food Systems Summit & the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy, and participating in the ARE Technology & Innovation Forum.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/campaign-updates/campaign-update-january-2021

Going Beyond Access: Financing of Assets and Appliances Stimulates Energy Demand in Uganda

According to a recent household survey by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, only 57% of Ugandans have access to any form of electricity. Of these, 19% and 38% were connected to the grid and off-grid power, respectively. Most of those without access to electricity are in rural areas where over 75% of the households reside and depend on agriculture as their main source of income.
https://www.powerforall.org/insights/finance/going-beyond-access-financing-of-assets-and-appliances-stimulates-energy-demand-uganda

Utilities 2.0 Twaake Pilot: New integrated energy approach could deliver universal electrification in Uganda for half the cost, fraction of the time as grid-only

Today, a coalition of global energy sector leaders launched a first-of-its-kind integrated energy pilot in Uganda. Led by Uganda’s largest power utility, Umeme, coordinated by Power for All and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, the Utilities 2.0 Twaake pilot project unites Umeme Ltd, the centralized power utility company and several leading Uganda-based distributed renewable energy companies (DREs) to provide affordable, reliable, and clean power for all in what has been described as the utilities of the future.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/press-releases/utilities-20-twaake-pilot-new-integrated-energy-approach-could-deliver-universal-electrification-uganda-half-cost-fraction-of-ti

Tech Spotlight: Application of Solar Powered Sprayers in Uganda

The Global Agricultural Sprayers Market industry valued approximately USD 1.82 billion in 2016 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 8.13% over the forecast period 2017-2025. Power for All’s technical spotlight draws our attention to how solar powered sprayers are transforming the agriculture sector in Uganda.
https://www.powerforall.org/resources/infographics/tech-spotlight-application-of-solar-powered-sprayers-uganda

The Utilities 2.0 Twaake project

The Utilities 2.0 Twaake project is an integrated energy pilot that unites Umeme Ltd, Uganda’s centralized power utility company and several leading Uganda-based distributed renewable energy companies (DREs) including Equatorial Power, EnerGrow and East African Power, to provide affordable, reliable, and clean power for all in what has been envisioned as the utilities of the future. The project is funded by The Rockefeller Foundation and coordinated by Power for All.
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/videos/utilities-20-twaake-project