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Cameroon: Natural gas can contribute 20-30% of the energy mix , SNH says

Cameroon: Natural gas can contribute 20-30% of the energy mix , SNH says
  • Comments   -   Friday, 29 November 2019 14:51

(Business in Cameroon) - The SNH has demonstrated, since 2012, that gas can make a significant contribution to the development of the electricity sector in Cameroon by ensuring a continuous supply of the 216 MW natural gas power plant built in the coastal city of Kribi, the first-ever in Cameroon. Gas could contribute between 20% and 30% of the energy mix at the national level.” This was the reply of Adolphe Moudiki, director and chief executive officer of the National Hydrocarbons Corporation of Cameroon (SNH) when asked how his company could contribute to the diversification of the energy mix in Cameroon.

According to an internal publication (SNH Info), relaying the director’s answers, the SNH remains faithful to its ambition to contribute to the diversification of the country's electricity supply sources.

This explains some of the projects, such as the installation of a 300 MW gas power plant in Limbe and the conversion of many diesel or oil-fired power plants, already being studied.

As of July 2019, according to figures published by electricity distribution company ENEO, gas accounted for 17.7% (representing 1,391.98 MW) of Cameroon's electricity production. Hydro (55.8%) and oil/diesel (26.5%) were the other energy sources while the contribution of solar energy remains close to zero.


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