(Business in Cameroon) - Cameroonian minister of water and energy (Minee), Gaston Eloundou Essomba, is powering up today May 24, the Mekin hydroelectric power plant, in the department of Dja and Lobo, Southern Cameroon.
The Mekin hydroelectric development includes a 15 MW installed capacity hydroelectric power plant, combined with a 110 kilovolt energy evacuation line and a 110/30 kilovolt transformer station at Ndjom-Yekombo. “This powering up reinforces the distribution security and the quality of electricity supply in the cities and localities surrounding the power plant,” said the minister.
Provisional acceptance of the XAF25 billion facility took place on 21 and 22 January 2019, and final acceptance is scheduled for 15 January 2020. Let’s note that the facility has faced many challenges since dam powering up was initially announced for 2015 and postponed many times.