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New solar plant (20 MW) announced in North Cameroon, to meet Lagdo dam deficit  

New solar plant (20 MW) announced in North Cameroon, to meet Lagdo dam deficit  
  • Comments   -   Friday, 10 May 2019 14:42

(Business in Cameroon) - The Cameroonian government will soon launch studies to construct a solar plant of 20 MW in the north region. Announcement was made May 6 in Garoua by Gaston Eloundou Essomba (photo), minister of water and energy.

According to the official, the new facility will ease pressure on Lagdo hydro dam whose rehabilitation is envisaged. This dam set nearly 40 years ago now produces only 50% of its original capacity (72 MW), due to a retention deficit of one billion cubic meters of water, we learn.

The upcoming rehabilitation of this dam, the only one from which the entire northern part of Cameroon is supplied, requires a budget of XAF100 billion.

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