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Uganda - Apply for Electricity connection

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  • Make sure that the place which you want to apply power for is well built and you would have done already with things ranging from earthing to full wiring by an experienced electrician with a Certificate of operation from the electricity distribution company.
  • Go to the nearest offices and get the application forms, fill in the application form all the details information.
  • Pay a surveying fee of $18 equivalent of Ugandan shilling 43,000(forty three thousand shilling only) at any bank of your choice in Uganda
  • Submit the filled in application form with detailed information to nearest office, attach the receipt payment for surveying fee.
  • An installation inspector or surveyor will then visit your place to verify that the wiring and earthing conform to required standards, and will be required to fill an inspection survey form at site. AD-20 form will be prepared if you pass all the required tests of conformity. In most cases it take an average time of five (5) days to two(2) week
  • Once the installation is found to be in conformity with set standards, internal processing of your application will be effected.
  • After your application is verified , you will be required to pay a capital contribution of:
    • Uganda shilling 98,000 (ninety eight thousand shilling only) for no pole service
    • Uganda shilling 326,000 (three hundred twenty six thousand shilling only) for one (I) pole service
    • Uganda shilling 100,000 (one hundred thousand shilling only) as a security deposit for domestic consumers of single phase supply
    • Uganda shilling 200,000 ( two hundred thousand shilling only) for both commercial consumer of single- phase supply and three-phase ordinary supply
  • Upon completion of the payment your connection will then begin


Required Documents[edit]

  • Filled in application form with all the detail information
  • A sketch map of to your premises and the account number of the neighbor in case he/she has electricity.
  • Type of service( domestic or commercial)
  • A company stamp in case of a company
  • Proof of ownership in case of a landlord
  • Tenancy agreement and passport size photograph of the landlord (for tenants)
  • Valid identity proof

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Electricity distribution co.
P0 B0X 23841
Kampala Uganda
For general inquiries call
0702185185 or toll free 0800185185
E-mail: [email protected]



  • Individuals with a Building
  • Companies with building or factories are eligible to have to power


  • 43,000 (forty three thousand shilling only) for domestic inspection connection.
  • 47,200 ( forty seven thousand two hundred only) for commercial inspection connection
  • 88,500 (eighty eight thousand five hundred shilling only) plus load declaration for a three phase connection
  • 118,000 (one hundred and eighteen thousand shilling only) plus load declaration for KVA
  • 98,000( ninety eight thousand shilling only ) for no pole service
  • 326,000( three hundred and twenty six thousand shilling only ) for one pole service
  • 100,000(one hundred thousand) for a security deposit for domestic consumers of single- phase supply
  • 200,000 ( two hundred thousand shilling only ) for both commercial consumers of single phase supply and three- phase ordinary supply


For a long time so longer as you pay the Bills.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

Processing Time[edit]

The maximum processing time is one (1) to two (2) weeks for you to have power installed in your place.

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Electricity surveyor who is competent enough is required to visit your premises to inspect the proper wiring, insulation and installation of earthing process ,This person is licensed by distribution company, to inspect the electrical wiring process in premises.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full name
  • Zone
  • Type of service (domestic or commercial)
  • Telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Valid identity proof
  • Citizenship
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • Pass port size photograph with a white background
  • A company stamp in case of a company
  • Proof of ownership in case of the original land owner.
  • Tenancy Agreement and passport size photograph of the landowner ( for tenants)


Need for the Document[edit]

Ugandas power and energy Distribution Company formed in 2004 with a mandate to networking, supply and connection of power. In order for individual in Uganda to get access to power you have to visit their main office in Kampala or their office branches country wide.

Information which might help[edit]

Currently Electricity distribution company is undergoing a process of change code named Yaka, which will see all the old metering kind of postpaid meters being replaced with the new prepaid meters and so far done a few areas like Mubuya, parts of Natete and others are so far done with the migration.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]



More information which might help people.