The minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa has assured the country that Isimba Dam will soon be fully restored.
The minister said engineers at Isimba dam have managed to restore four turbines that had experienced a breakdown
“I visited Isimba dam to see for myself the status of the dam and I can officially confirm that Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) operations and maintenance team safely restored a second unit (Unit 4) at the plant. And they are currently dispatching 76MW to UETCL,” Ruth Nankabirwa said.
Nankabirwa said this after inspecting the dam to assess the progress of restoration following the shutdown recently which raised public concern.
On August 8 2022, the 183MW Isimba hydropower power plant experienced a shut down following flooding of the power house that houses generators and turbines.