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Application for Electricity Supply

Having finished construction of a house, a prospective customer must hire a competent wiring contractor, licensed by Umeme to complete the electrical wiring in the house. The customer will receive a genuine Wiring Certificate. Then the prospective customer approaches the nearest Umeme office within his/her location for application with:  Passport size photograph; Wiring Certificate and TIN number.

The installation inspector/surveyor will visit the site to verify whether the wiring conforms to the requirements of the company. This will take about 3 days.

For usage, electricity charges currently range between Ushs. 140.1 – 233.1 for large industrial users during off-peak and peak respectively. For medium industrial users, the rates range from Ushs.282.6 – 430.6 respectively for off-peak and peak periods. For detail of the charges and other costs,  please visit: www.era.or.ug/tariffs/php


Once the installation is found to be in conformity with the required standards, internal processing of the customer’s application will be effected. This includes but may not be limited to: approval of the application, surveying, drawing sketch maps, and costing. Once the installation is found to be in conformity with the required standards, internal processing of the customer’s application will be effected. This includes but may not be limited to: approval of the application, surveying, drawing sketch maps, and costing.

After 12 working days, the customer will be informed to come and pay for the service. Currently, the fee stands at Shs. 197, 000 (Capital Contribution) and Shs. 100,000 (Security Deposit). Note. This is only for a No-Pole Service. For One pole service, the amount is Shs. 323,200 (Capital Contribution) and Shs. 100,000 (Security Deposit). An account number will be issued in respect of the payments.   

UMEME Head Office:
2nd floor, Rwenzori House
Plot 1 Lumumba Avenue, P.O.Box 23841, KAMPALA.
Tel: +256-31-2360600
Fax: +256-41-4347949
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