The growing trend of the tourist sector in Uganda increases the use of natural sources. The absence of a (reliable) connection to grid electricity forces lodges in Uganda to regulate their own energy supply. This has resulted in an extensive use of natural sources in the energy management of these lodges. It causes degradation of biodiversity, ecosystems and local cultural heritage which also negatively impacts the sector itself.
Wouter Hoogland, intern at Partners for Innovation, therefore investigated the sustainable opportunities and solutions by means of the triple bottom line. An analysis of the energy system of four pilot lodges in Uganda is presented in the research study: Green energy technologies for a sustainable energy management of lodges in Uganda.