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Cameroon: Independent power producers supply 26.6% of energy distributed in the country

Cameroon: Independent power producers supply 26.6% of energy distributed in the country
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(Business in Cameroon) - At the end of 2018, in Cameroon, the overall installed power capacity was 1360 MW, according to utility company Eneo.

998 MW of that capacity was installed by the utility company. The remaining 362 MW (26.6%) was installed by independent producers operating in Cameroon.  

The largest of these independent producers is Globeleq Africa, a producer formerly controlled by British Actis but which, was acquired, in September 2015, by the consortium Norfund-CDC Group. It has majority stakes in DPDC and KPDC, that manage Dibamba fuel-fired power plant and Kribi gas power plant (the largest energy infrastructure owned by an independent producer in Cameroon with an installed capacity of 216 MW being extended to 330 MW).

The two plants with a cumulated capacity of 304MW make Cameroon the main energy producer in Globeleq Africa’s energy network in Africa, ahead of Côte d’Ivoire (with 288 MW Azito power plant) and South Africa, where Globeleq owns three wind and solar plants with a cumulated capacity of 238 MW.

Apart from Globeleq Africa, British independent producer Aggreko is also present in Cameroon. In the framework of the urgency program PTU, the producer managed Ahala, Ebolowa and Mbalmayo thermal plants but finally, it handed the infrastructures back to Cameroon and built a new 10MW plant in Maroua.

With the planned delivery of Nachtigal hydroelectric power plant, the Cameroonian independent power production market will present a new face in 2023. Indeed, the installed capacity of this plant is 420 MW, more than 30% of the currently installed capacities in Cameroon.

Brice R. Mbodiam

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