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Ministry of Energy Launches the 2nd Edition of Power & Electric Expo 2024

The state Minister for energy Hon. Opolot Okaasai addressing journalists today at uganda media centre

Kampala, Uganda – The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has launched the 2nd edition of the Power and Electricity Uganda International Expo 2024, scheduled to take place from July 11 to 13, 2024, at the UMA Show Grounds, Lugogo, Kampala.

In his speech during the launch at uganda media centre, the state Minister for energy Hon. Opolot Okaasai revealed that the expo aims to promote innovative technologies, creating awareness and fostering sustainable collaborations in the power sector. “We call upon the business community to utilize this platform to build lasting partnerships and relations for the power sector.” Said Okaasai

According to the Energy Ministry, the expo will bring together stakeholders from policymakers, regulators, manufacturers, suppliers, importers, and exporters dealing in electrical, electronics, renewable, and solar products.”The government supports industrialists in improving energy efficiency through energy audits, aiming to phase out obsolete technologies,” Minister Okaasai said

The event which will feature a one-day conference has been organised under the theme, “The Evolving Power Sector Landscape,” keynote speeches, panel discussions, and presentations are all expected at the event.

Minister Okaasai believes that the much anticipated expo will provide a unique opportunity for stakeholders to connect, share knowledge, and explore business opportunities in the power sector.

The minister further disclosed that as ministry, they are developing a regulatory framework for setting up electric vehicle charging stations, paving the way for the growth of the electric vehicle market in Uganda.”We are also promoting electric mobility, developing a strategy and master plan for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and fostering the adoption of cleaner and efficient transport technologies.”he said

This move is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and enhance the country’s energy security.

In addition, a Licensing Office has been set up to oversee the licensing process for biofuels and also the preparations are underway for the 8400MW Nuclear Power Plant in Buyende District, and a nuclear training program is being established at Soroti University.

 

 

 

 

 

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