Kilembe Investments Ltd (K.I.L)

Kilembe Investments Ltd (K.I.L) is a Nominee for the 2019 Uganda Responsible Investment Award (URI Award) slated for 22nd November 2019 during a High Level Uganda Responsible Investment Summit and Award Ceremony. The 2019 Uganda Responsible Investment Summit and Award Ceremony is organised by Public Opinions and Office of the Minister of State for Privatisation and Investment. The award is offered to Companies and organisations which promote and uphold International Best Standards and Practices and have made tremendous contributions towards attainment of Uganda Vision 2040 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Kilembe Investments Ltd (K.I.L) is a Public Liability Limited Company that is limited by Shares, located in Kasese District, situated in western Uganda East Africa. K.I.L is legally and commercially engaged in the Distribution and sale of power from the national Grid under concession and license No. 065, of August 2007 with a 10-year tenure.

K.I.L’s Head office is located on plot 47, Rwenzori Road, Kasese Municipality and has two other branches in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha Town Council and Katerera Town Council in Rubirizi district.

K.I.L developed a Business Plan (BP) in March 2007 which was used to fundraise for finance close before it could start business of distribution and sale of power. This became the basis of implementing the K.I.L project that attracted funding from the Government of Uganda (GoU) in January 2008 worth 5.8 billion (bn) shillings to implement phase 1 of power distribution to the rural areas of Kasese and the surrounding areas. This project was commissioned in May 2009.

Today, K.I.L operates at a customer base of 1,989 customers under a metering prepaid billing system and 1,271 shareholders with 12 members of staff as employees of the Company with a seven-man/woman Board of Directors. K.I.L is now looking forward to an additional extension of the power network to the rural areas of Kasese and environs which is under construction estimated at a cost of 10bn shillings under GoU through the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) and is expected to be complete by June 2013.

On inception in 1997 K.I.L wanted to participate in the privatization of Kilembe Mines Limited, however, K.I.L saw a golden opportunity in the Energy for Rural Transformation (ERT) policy of the Government of Uganda (GOU) in 2002. It redirected her business focus to the supply of electricity to the rural areas in Kasese district and the surrounding areas. K.I.L would not have started without accessing GoU grants under ERT program.

K.I.L enjoys the goodwill and support of the local governments / Belgium Technical Cooperation (BTC) and the stakeholders in Kampala including; Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), Rural Electrification Agency (REA) and the Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

 

OUR CORE SERVICES

 

K.I.L is primarily a service provider company in the energy industry in Uganda. We have a large scale of services which we offer. This ranges from distribution to sale of electricity. The business of K.I.L is the supply of electricity (power) to the Rural Areas of Kasese District and the surrounding areas. This is effected by License No.065 issued in 2007 by Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) which is valid until 2017 but renewable.

On incorporation in February 1997, K.I.L was registered as a corporate entity with limited liability, which is limited by shares not guaranteed, as other companies do. the company is authorized to issue 100,000 (one hundred thousand) shares of which 27,000 have been purchased and issued to the public. To date, the company has share holders.

K.I.L HAS THREE PRODUCTS

  • Distribution and sale of electricity
  • Sale of shares to the public
  • Supply of PV solar home systems.

The supply of electricity on the Grid and PV solar will continue to be a key business of K.I.L with a substantial share of the organization’s business. Other business opportunities hitherto UNTAPPED WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED FOR DEVELOPMENT AFTER SATISFACTORY MARKET RESEARCH

PV SOLAR SYSTEMS

K.I.L intends to introduce PV solar home systems in the third quarter of this financial year. it will target home steads and institutions in isolated settlements like the lake region and areas with difficult terrain especially in steep highlands like Mahango, Buhaghura, Kitholhu and buhuhira. Its projected that a home stead will spend 1.3 million to get a unit of solar system, but 50% of this shall be financed by subsidy upfront by Rural Electrification Agency REA.

METERING SYSTEM

On addition to the CPU CARD prepayment system, K.I.L has since July 2013 introduced KEY PAD prepayment system. This has tremendously improved service delivery and relationship between K.I.L and her beloved customers.

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

Power lines in Kasese District

  1. Kikorongo-Bwera-Mpondwe with T-offs to:
  • Kiburara-Rwenguhya
  • Kinyamaseka-Munkunyu-Kanyampara
  • Kinyamaseke-Kasomoro
  • Katholhu-Bunyiswa-Kakone-Musyenene
  • Bwera-Kasanga
  • Bwera-Karambi
  • Lhubiriha-Kamasasa
  1. Bugoye-Ibanda-Nyakalingijo with T-offs to Kyanya and Maliba TCs.
  2. Rugendabara-Kitswamba-Kyabarungira with T-off to Kithoma.

There are three bulk metering units, one auto recloser unit and 59 transformer sub-stations in the electricity distribution network in Kasese District. The transformer sub-stations are detailed below.

  • 14 No. 25 kVA distribution transformers.
  • 29 No. 50 kVA distribution transformers.
  • 13 No. 100 kVA distribution transformers.
  • 1 No. 200 kVA distribution transformers.
  • 3 No. 315 kVA distribution transformers.
  • 1 No. 500 kVA distribution transformer.

Power lines in Ruburizi District

Kyambura-Katerera
The electricity distribution network in Rubirizi District consists of 12.6 km of 33 kV MV power lines and 7.99 km of 415/240 V LV distribution power lines. Five load centres are served by the electricity distribution network in Rubirizi District. These are: Kyambura TC, Kyenzaza TC,Kirugu TC, Katerera TC and health centre and Kyamwiru Catholic Mission Centre.

There is one bulk metering units and nine transformer sub-stations in the electricity distribution network in Rubirizi District. The transformer sub-stations are detailed below.

  • 5 No. 25 kVA distribution transformers.
  • 3 No. 50 kVA distribution transformers.
  • 2 No. 100 kVA distribution transformers.
  • 1 No. 500 kVA distribution transformer.

 

The electricity distribution network in Kasese District consists of 104.83 km of 33 kV Medium Voltage (MV) power lines and 166.35 km of 415/240 V Low Voltage (LV) distribution power lines.Thirty nine load centres are served by the electricity distribution network in Kasese District.

These are: Kiburara TC,Kirembo TC,Kisinga TC,Kagando TC and hospital, Nsenyi,Kajwenge,Kaberere,Kyalhumba,Kinyamaseke TC,Munkunyu TC,Kanyampara TC,Bukangara TC,Katholhu TC, Kasanga TC, Mpondwe-Lhubiriha TC, Bunyiswa, Mubawa TC, Kakone TC, Musyenene TC, Karambi TC,Kamasasa TC, Maliba TC, Kacungiro, Rusese, Kalimanga, Kabatunda, Rwansande, Kyabarungira, Kirabaho, Kitswamba, Kajwenge, Nyabirongo, Kyanya, Maliba, MailoKumi, Nyakiyumbu and Rugendabara and environs.

 

ONGOING PROJECTS

 Electricity Distribution Network

Kilembe Investments Limited’s service territory is the area outside Umeme Ltd’s footprint covering the districts of Kasese, Rubirizi, Buhweju, Mitooma, Sheema and Bushenyi. Kilembe Investments Limited is yet to take over power lines in Buhweju, Mitooma, Sheema and Bushenyi Districts. Power Lines  currently under KIL are:

  1. Kikorongo-Bwera-Mpondwe with T-offs to:
  • Kiburara-Kisinga-Nsenyi-Kajwenge-Kyalhumba
  • Kiburara-Rwenguhya
  • Kinyamaseka-Munkunyu-Kanyampara
  • Kinyamaseke-Kasomoro
  • Katholhu-Bunyiswa-Kakone-Musyenene
  • Bwera-Kasanga
  • Bwera-Karambi
  • Lhubiriha-Kamasasa
  1. Bugoye-Ibanda-Nyakalingijo with T-offs to Kyanya and Maliba TCs
    3. Rugendabara-Kitswamba-Kyabarungira-Kabatunda with T-off to Kithoma
    4. Kyambura-Katerera

UPCOMING PROJECTS

Future prospects;

  • Covering all the remaining parts of the concession area

Lighting the hard-to-reach areas far from the grid by solar energy

 

 

 

Kilembe Investment Limited (K.I.L)

Plot 47 Rwenzori Road

P.O Box 341, Kasese

Tel: 256 483444012 /483444052

Mob: 256 789 585 754

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