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Uganda to Import Power From Kenya After Floods Shut Key Plant

Uganda will make an emergency purchase of power from neighboring Kenya to stabilize supply after floods hit its 183-megawatt Isimba plant’s powerhouse last week, forcing a shutdown.

The East African country will purchase 60 megawatts from Kenya and plans to restart an idled 50-megawatt thermal plant in the capital, Kampala, Energy Minister Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu said in a statement. An additional 20 megawatts will come from Kakira sugar plant, which produces power from cane pulp.