Banking on integration

August 2007
African Business;Aug/Sep2007, Issue 334, p46
The article deals with the reliance of the East African Community (EAC) on the hydroelectric power sector of Uganda to provide the surplus generation capacity to stabilise power supplies within EAC. The only cross-border transmission interconnector now in place is the link between Uganda and Kenya. Traditionally used to export Ugandan electricity to Kenya, more recently the direction of flow has been reversed as Uganda has struggled with power shortages. A second interconnector is planned between Nairobi and Arusha.


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