UMEME announces three-day blackout

UMEME has revealed that there will be an emergency load shedding countrywide for three days.

The blackout is expected to happen on Saturday May 9, Sunday May 10 and Monday May 11, 2020 from 9am to 5pm.

According to a notice by the UMEME management, the blackout will allow the generation plants at Nalubale, Kiira, Bujagali and Isimba dams to undergo water release tests.

“Consequently, some of our customers will not have power during that time,” reads an excerpt.

However UMEME noted that all efforts are being made to minimize the impact of the black out.

“A load shedding will be shared in the due course, ” reads the notice in part.

On April 14,2020 there was a nationwide power outage.

According to Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) the national power distribution company, there was a floating island that is affecting generation at Bujagali power dam and Owen falls dam, Nalubaale and due to this, the electricity supply was not possible and hence causing the total black out.

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