The project began supplying power to national grid back in February to help combat power shedding in Uganda.

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 develops 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.