The project, on the Victoria Nile River, is expected to reach 50MW today, after initial successful tests at 37.5MW.

Construction work on the project began back in 2007. It is sponsored by Industrial Promotion Services (Kenya) Limited and SG Bujagali Holdings Ltd, an affiliate of Sithe Global Power, LLC.

The project will develop a gross head of approximately 22m and includes: a main spillway with two radial gates and one flap gate; an emergency spillway; a 30m tall rockfill/earthfill embankment-type dam; a concrete gravity dam; a concrete powerhouse structure with an integral intake; five Kaplan turbines; five generators; and a 132kV substation.