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Uganda: Total stations to use solar power

TOTAL has launched a solar power system for its stations, becoming the first oil company in Uganda to do so. The Vice-President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya lauded Total and Uganda Batteries for initiating solar power use for petrol stations, saying it is vital during loadshedding hours.
Bukenya said the Government is committed to helping investors in the power sector. He said the Government would soon come up with policy to provide incentives to investors who want to produce power from the sun and wind.

Total’s managing director, Christophe Jacquet said they had partnered with Uganda Batteries in contributing to the noble cause of saving energy and developing alternative sources of power.

“With the project now running in Luzira, we are showing that everything is possible and that solar as modern and renewable energy is able to run big facilities such as petrol stations,” Jacquet said.

He said they had recently launched gas for cooking in a smaller affordable size.

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News date: 30/07/2007

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