Uganda's Electricity Sector Reforms and Institutional Restructuring

Uganda's Electricity Sector Reforms and Institutional Restructuring
Using time series and the Uganda National Household Survey Data, this paper seeks to examine the effectiveness of electricity reforms and its impact on the sector's performance, specifically considering indicators such as electricity access, generation per capita, distribution efficiency, price trends, subsidies and customer growth. Results show that connectivity is increasing but cannot be statistically linked to reforms. In addition, reforms have tended to favour urban dwellers while rural dwellers have benefited less due to the slow rural electrification rate. Electricity generation per capita remains low and there is a widening gap between generation and demand alongside increased reliance on thermal generation and rising cost per unit of electricity. Overall, the results do not generate significant evidence linking improved sector performance to the reforms. However, these results must be interpreted with caution due to the short time periods considered in the analysis.
Date: 2012-06-01
Author: Joseph Mawejje, Ezra Munyambonera & Lawrence Bategeka
File Name: Ugandas Electricity Sector Reforms and Institutional Restructuring - RS 89.pdf
File Size: 2.38 MB
File Type: application/pdf
Created Date: 06-01-2012
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