Uganda Plans on selling surplus electricity to South Sudan.
Uganda is set to sell surplus electricity from Karuma hydropower dam to South Sudan. According to Ruth Nankabirwa, Uganda’s minister for Energy and Mineral Development, last week said the government would build electricity substations at Elegu border town in Amuru District in a move to trade its excess electricity.
As South Sudan emerges from the wreckage of civil war, its leaders are beginning to build the nation’s electric sector from the ground up. With only a handful of oil-fired power plants and crumbling poles and wires in place, the country is striving for a system that runs primarily on renewable energy and reaches more homes and businesses.