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Environmental, Health, Safety and Social (EHSS) Audit Of Isimba 183 MW HPP

In 2018, JBN was contracted to carry out the Environmental, Health, Safety and Social (EHSS) Audit of Isimba 183 MW HPP. The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD), together with Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) as implementing agencies, are developing Isimba Hydro Power Project, a 183 MW Power Plant on the River Nile and associated 132kV Isimba – Bujagali interconnection transmission line.

The project EPC Contractor is China International Water and Electric Corporation and is being developed under a bilateral agreement with the Chinese Government, with funding of up to 85% from the China Exim bank.

This audit included identification of health, safety, environmental and social impacts associated with the ongoing dam construction works, Assessment of the status of compliance of ongoing developments and operations at Karuma HPP with national environmental laws, regulations and standards, and industry best practices, Analysis of how adequately the Contractor has been able to manage the social, health, safety, and environmental impacts from the project components with reference to national laws and other donor Environmental and Social Consideration among others.