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Buranga Geothermal Power Station

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Country  Uganda
Commission date  2020 (Expected)
Construction began  2018 (Expected)
Status  Proposed
Primary fuel  Geothermal
Buranga Geothermal Power Station
Location  Buranga Hot Springs Bundibugyo District
Nameplate capacity  100 megawatts (130,000 hp)

The Buranga Geothermal Power Station, is a proposed 100 megawatts (130,000 hp) geothermal power station in Uganda.

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Location

The power station would be located at Buranga Hot Springs, off the Fort Portal–Bundibugyo–Lamia Road in Bundibugyo District, approximately 62 kilometres (39 mi), by road, northwest of Fort Portal, the nearest large town. This location is approximately 356 kilometres (221 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital city. The coordinates of Buranga Hot Springs are 0°49'59.0"N, 30°10'01.0"E (Latitude:0.833062; Longitude:30.166947).

Overview

As part of efforts to diversify the national electricity sources, the government of Uganda licensed Green Impact Development Services (GIDS) to drill an exploratory well in the Buranga Hot Springs area. Pre-feasibility studies at this location have indicated subsurface water temperatures of 150 °C (302 °F) to 200 °C (392 °F), which are suitable for electricity generation. GIDS plans to drill three deep wells and to generate at least 30 megawatts from each well.

Funding

The cost of construction is budgeted at US$42 million.

References

Buranga Geothermal Power Station Wikipedia


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