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Uganda - Proposed Tororo-Opuyo-Lira 132 Kv Transmission Line - ESIA Summary

25-Sep-2008

The Uganda Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd (UETCL) intends to rehabilitate the existing 132 kV Tororo – Lira transmission (Northern) line. The existing 132 kV transmission line is 260 km long and was constructed in 1965 on wooden structures. UETCL is incurring high maintenance costs in a bid to replace rotten structures and those burnt by wild bush fires during the dry season. The existing transmission line has proved unreliable due to frequent outages from lightning strikes. In order to provide shielding from lightning strikes in an area of extreme weathers conditions the feasibility study proposes to provide appropriate shielding to the phase conductors.

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