Achwa 2 is a 41MW run-of-the-river hydropower project located in Northern Uganda, in the districts of Pader, Gulu, and Kitgum, along the Achwa River. The project became operational after achieving deemed commercial operations in October 2019.
The project has a design flow of 100m3/s, a gross head of 51m, a 3.5m weir comprising a rubber dam, a 4.0km headrace channel, 168m steel penstock, and four vertical Francis turbines supplied by Voith under an electro-mechanical EPC contract. The project’s generation output is estimated at 182GWh annually.
A community development program is underway including job creation, provision of medical supplies to local clinics, sponsorship of school fees for girls from the local community, and remediation of boreholes.