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Uganda hit by nationwide blackout for several hours, grid operator says

Uganda hit by nationwide blackout for several hours, grid operator says

UGANDA suffered a rare nationwide electricity blackout for several hours, its state-run power grid operator said, adding that electricity was gradually being restored late in the afternoon. The grid shutdown happened during the testing of a newly completed, Chinese-built $1.5 billion 600 megawatt hydropower plant on the Nile River in the country's north, Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) said in a post on X platform. "Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited informs the general public that a national blackout has been registered following a load rejection test at the Karuma hydropower plant," the company posted on X on Friday. In…
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