West Nile Rural Electrification Company Limited (WENRECO) and Kalangala Infrastructure Services (KIS) Limited are the leading Off-Grid (generate and sell) Electricity Distributors in Uganda.

KIS operates a Hybrid Electricity Generation Plant comprising 1.0 MW of Diesel and 0.6 MW of Solar PV. WENRECO on the other hand, was majorly dependent on the 3.5MW Nyagak 1 Hydropower Plant until 4th May 2019, when the Authority licensed 8MW Electromaxx Thermal Plant through Uganda Electricity Transmission Company (UETCL). This was aimed at supplementing dispatch from Nyagak in an attempt to meet the growing demand in the region. Therefore, generation from WENRECO is inclusive of the dispatch from Nyagak 1 as well as energy purchases from UETCL.

Electricity Dispatch and Sales of the Licenced Offgrids

Overall, WENRECO and KIS generated 32.8 GWh during the year 2022, of which 27.1 GWh was sold to the end-users (Domestic = 44%, Commercial = 34%, and Industrial = 21%). The sales in 2022 grew by 12% as compared to sales in 2021.