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Request for proposals: Supply of electric pressure cookers for eCooking pilot project in Uganda

8th March 2023

The MECS research programme has now reached the point where utilities are interested in eCooking. Umeme, the largest electrical utility in Uganda, and key partners including MECS, are conducting an electric pressure cooker (EPC) pilot project which will involve the purchase and distribution of 1,500 EPCs to households in Uganda. The aim is to enable the utility to become a successful distributor of eCooking devices, utilising its unique resources and presence on the ground. This represents the first move towards integrating eCooking into modern energy planning and enabling utility-led financing for eCooking.

Umeme is inviting EPC suppliers to provide EPCs for the project and in so doing potentially become key players in the Ugandan eCooking landscape. The request for proposals (and EPC technical specification) is located at and available below:

Submission deadline has been extended to: 4:00pm (GMT+3) on 28th March 2023.


Featured image: Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC), 2022.

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