Country Assessments

Uganda Savings Policy Assessment

Country Overview

BAU

Business as usual

Policy Scenario

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)

BAT

Best available technology

TWh

Terawatt hours

GWh

Gigawatt hours

ANNUAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF FIVE APPLIANCES IN 2030 (TWh)

Energy savings (TWh)

1.3

Percentage of total electicity use (%)

16

ANNUAL CO₂ EMISSIONS FROM FIVE APPLIANCES IN 2030 (megatonnes)

CO2 emissions avoided (megatonnes)

0.89

Equivalent to number of passenger cars

494,200

ANNUAL ENERGY COSTS OF FIVE APPLIANCES IN 2030 (billion$)

Energy Bill

Energy bill savings (undiscounted billion$)

0.31

Energy plant

Equivalent to number of building new power plants
(100MW)

3

SAVINGS, SHARE OF DIFFERENT APPLIANCES IN 2030 (%)

TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF FIVE APPLIANCES IN THREE SCENARIOS (BAU, POLICY SCENARIO, BAT SCENARIO) (TWh)

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION

Electrification rate (%)

0.15

Transmission and distribution loss factor (%)

0.09

CO2 emissions factor (kg/kWh)

0.616

Population 2014 (million)

39

GDP per capita 2014/2013 ($)

1,689

Residential electricity price ($/kWh)

0.24

Industrial electricity price ($/kWh)

0.209

CUMULATIVE SAVINGS (2020 - 2030)

Energy savings (TWh)

7.4

CO2 emissions avoided (megatonnes)

5

Energy bill savings (billion$)

1.8

CONTRIBUTING TO GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION

Country objective: Uganda is to focus on implementation of a series of policies and measures in the energy supply, forestry and wetland sectors.The estimated potential cumulative impact of the policies and measures could result in approximately 22% reduction of national green house gas emissions in 2030 compared to business-as-usual.

Lighting

BAU

Business as usual

Policy Scenario

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)

BAT

Best available technology

TWh

Terawatt hours

GWh

Gigawatt hours

ANNUAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF LIGHTING IN 2030 (GWh)

Energy savings (GWh)

270

Percentage of total electricity use (%)

3.3

ANNUAL CO₂ EMISSIONS FROM LIGHTING IN 2030 (kilotonnes)

CO2 emissions avoided (kilotonnes)

180

Equivalent to number of passenger cars

102,300

ANNUAL ENERGY COSTS OF LIGHTING IN 2030 (million$)

Energy Bill

Energy bill savings (undiscounted million$)

65

Energy Plant

Equivalent to number of building new power plants
(20MW)

3

CUMULATIVE SAVINGS (2020 - 2030)

Energy savings (TWh)

2.1

CO2 emissions avoided (megatonnes)

1.4

Energy bill savings (million$)

500

ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF LIGHTING IN THREE SCENARIOS (BAU, POLICY SCENARIO, BAT SCENARIO) (GWh)

Refrigerator

BAU

Business as usual

Policy Scenario

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)

BAT

Best available technology

TWh

Terawatt hours

GWh

Gigawatt hours

ANNUAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF REFRIGERATORS IN 2030 (GWh)

Energy savings (GWh)

640

Percentage of total electricity use (%)

7.8

ANNUAL CO₂ EMISSIONS FROM REFRIGERATORS IN 2030 (kilotonnes)

CO2 emissions avoided (kilotonnes)

430

Equivalent to number of passenger cars

240,800

ANNUAL ENERGY COSTS OF REFRIGERATORS IN 2030 (million$)

Energy Bill

Energy bill savings (undiscounted million$)

150

Energy Plant

Equivalent to number of building new power plants
(20MW)

7

CUMULATIVE SAVINGS (2020 - 2030)

Energy savings (TWh)

3.2

CO2 emissions avoided (megatonnes)

2.2

Energy bill savings (million$)

780

ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF REFRIGERATORS IN THREE SCENARIOS (BAU, POLICY SCENARIO, BAT SCENARIO) (GWh)

Air Conditioner

BAU

Business as usual

Policy Scenario

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)

BAT

Best available technology

TWh

Terawatt hours

GWh

Gigawatt hours

ANNUAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS IN 2030 (GWh)

Energy savings (GWh)

140

Percentage of total electricity use (%)

1.7

ANNUAL CO₂ EMISSIONS FROM ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS IN 2030 (kilotonnes)

CO2 emissions avoided (kilotonnes)

94

Equivalent to number of passenger cars

52,400

ANNUAL ENERGY COSTS OF ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS IN 2030 (million$)

Energy Bill

Energy bill savings (undiscounted million$)

33

Energy Plant

Equivalent to number of building new power plants
(20MW)

2

CUMULATIVE SAVINGS (2020 - 2030)

Energy savings (GWh)

720

CO2 emissions avoided (kilotonnes)

490

Energy bill savings (million$)

170

ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS IN THREE SCENARIOS (BAU, POLICY SCENARIO, BAT SCENARIO) (GWh)

Transformer

BAU

Business as usual

Policy Scenario

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)

BAT

Best available technology

TWh

Terawatt hours

GWh

Gigawatt hours

ANNUAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF POWER AND DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMERS IN 2030 (GWh)

Energy savings (GWh)

120

Percentage of total electricity use (%)

1.4

ANNUAL CO₂ EMISSIONS FROM POWER AND DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMERS IN 2030 (kilotonnes)

CO2 emissions avoided (kilotonnes)

71

Equivalent to number of passenger cars

39,700

ANNUAL ENERGY COSTS OF POWER AND DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMERS IN 2030 (million$)

Energy Bill

Energy bill savings (undiscounted million$)

28

Energy Plant

Equivalent to number of building new power plants
(20MW)

1

CUMULATIVE SAVINGS (2020 - 2030)

Energy savings (GWh)

640

CO2 emissions avoided (kilotonnes)

400

Energy bill savings (million$)

150

ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF POWER AND DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMERS IN THREE SCENARIOS (BAU, POLICY SCENARIO, BAT SCENARIO) (GWh)

Electric Motor

BAU

Business as usual

Policy Scenario

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)

BAT

Best available technology

TWh

Terawatt hours

GWh

Gigawatt hours

ANNUAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF MOTORS IN 2030 (GWh)

Energy savings (GWh)

160

Percentage of total electricity use (%)

1.9

ANNUAL CO₂ EMISSIONS FROM MOTORS IN 2030 (megatonnes)

CO2 emissions avoided (megatonnes)

0.11

Equivalent to number of passenger cars

58,900

ANNUAL ENERGY COSTS OF MOTORS IN 2030 (million$)

Energy Bill

Energy bill savings (undiscounted million$)

33

Energy Plant

Equivalent to number of building new power plants
(20MW)

2

CUMULATIVE SAVINGS (2020 - 2030)

Energy savings (GWh)

740

CO2 emissions avoided (kilotonnes)

500

Energy bill savings (million$)

160

ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF MOTORS IN THREE SCENARIOS (BAU, POLICY SCENARIO, BAT SCENARIO) (GWh)

The savings potentials are calculated based on the assumption that minimum energy performance standards are implemented in 2020 at a level equivalent to the present day (2016) best global minimum energy performance standards.

Full Methodology & assumptions (PDF)