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Hydroelectric power, oil imports, new station, Demand, wood

The principal energy source is wood, which meets 90 percent of national needs, principally for domestic and small-scale industrial consumption. Hydroelectric power comes only from the Owen Falls Dam, which supplies power to only 5 percent of the population. Demand exceeds the hydroelectric stationís capacity, and there are frequent blackouts. The government is expanding this station and planning a new station at Bujagali Falls to open in 2003. All oil for transport and industry is imported. In 1996 oil imports were valued at $91 million.



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