Energy Firm Lights up Villages in Nwoya from Agricultural Waste
Rural families in Nwoya district are being lit up with electricity produced from agricultural waste.
The initiative is being undertaken by Mandulis Energy, a private energy firm based in Got Nguu Village, Purongo Sub County, Nwoya district in partnership with the Ministry of Energy under the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA).
Through the initiative, 180 households, families, and business entities are already connected to the 50KW mini-grid lines which produce electricity from biomass gasification and solar photovoltaic in a hybrid process.
The electricity is generated from processing agricultural waste including maize husk, ground nut shells, sim-sim stem, and maize cobs among others.
Since the inception of the project in December 2019 beneficiaries had been consuming the power freely, now Mandulis Energy has also set up a power regulating transformer to supply the required amount of electricity related to irregular voltages believing that once connected a customer is required to pay 930 shillings per unit through the Yaka self-pay system.
BY OKOT RONNY