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Spanish company Elecnor wins XAF15 bln contract for the construction of a high voltage substation in Nyom II

Spanish company Elecnor has been awarded a XAF14.9 billion for the design, supply, and installation of the 225/90/15kV high voltage substation in Nyom II,...
Friday 8 May 2020Energy

Cameroon seeks new partner for the construction of 350MW Limbe thermal plant

On May 7, the Cameroonian Minister of Energy and Water, Gaston Eloundou Essomba (photo), launched a call for expression of interest to pre-qualify...
Tuesday 5 May 2020Energy

Eneo announces “very encouraging” Q1-2020 operating results

"Our operating results for the first quarter are very encouraging. Let's continue our efforts.” This is one of the main messages addressed to the...
Thursday 30 April 2020Energy

Cameroon seeks project management companies for the construction of two transmission lines on the RIS

The Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, recently signed an invitation to tender (ITT) to prequalify engineering and design offices that...
Monday 27 April 2020Energy

Cameroon authorizes electricity transmission company Sonatrel to open subsidiaries

Paul Biya, the President of the Republic of Cameroon, signed a decree on April 23, 2020, approving the statutes of the National Electricity Transmission...
Wednesday 22 April 2020Energy

Construction works for Cameroon-Nigeria electricity interconnection from the Nachtigal dam to begin soon

Cameroon plans to launch electricity interconnection with Nigeria, from the Nachtigal hydroelectric plant (420 MW), located 65 km Northeast of Yaoundé,...
Tuesday 21 April 2020Energy

Eneo fulfills its promise to install 20,000 prepaid meters this year

Electricity company Eneo Cameroon informs that, as announced earlier this year, it has installed 20,000 prepaid meters in Cameroonian households to date....
Friday 10 April 2020Energy

Eneo will save XAF7.8 bln in production costs over 20 years of operation on the Mbakaou small hydropower plant (AER)

Thanks to the Mbakaou small hydropower plant (1.4 MW extensible to 2.8MW), energy utility company Eneo could save XAF7.8 billion in production costs over...
Friday 10 April 2020Energy

Hydromine postpones financial closing of the 1,800MW Grand Eweng dam to end-2022

The financial closure for the 1,800MW “Grand Aweng” hydropower project (XAF1,700 billion) will take place at end-2022, Ephraim Ngwafor, CEO of Hydromine...
Thursday 9 April 2020Energy

Cameroon: Electricity regulatory authority Arsel promises to facilitate obtention of energy distribution authorizations

In Cameroon, the electricity regulatory authority Arsel informs that from 2002 to Q1-2020, it received 71 electricity exploitation and distribution...
Tuesday 31 March 2020Energy

Cameroon: 44,000 homes to be provided with electricity thanks to performance contracts with Lagdo

In the framework of the performance contracts between the government and municipalities, since 2012 in Cameroon, Lagdo recently received a funding of XAF5...
Thursday 26 March 2020Energy

ENEO: Optimized production and supply-demand plan reduces 2020 fuel spending by XAF8.6 bln

In Cameroon, the Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL) informs that in collaboration with electricity company Eneo, it has optimized the production...
Wednesday 18 March 2020Energy

Cameroon : Waste management companies go into electricity production

Multinational waste management company Hysacam (Hysacam), reports that it has started three electricity generation projects that have no equivalent in...
Wednesday 4 March 2020Energy

Etinde gas project : Technip FMC becomes prime contractor for development

British oil and gas operator Bowleven announced, on March 4, 2020, the arrival of Technip FMC on the Etinde field (on which it is 25% co-owner of the...
Thursday 13 February 2020Energy

Cameroon promises payment of XAF45 bln to ENEO to reduce crisis in the energy sector

More information on the outcome of negotiations conducted for several months between Cameroon, Eneo, and its suppliers on the liquidity crisis affecting...
Wednesday 12 February 2020Energy

Cameroon : Part of a thermal power plant consumed by fire in Banyo

On February 9, the 1.7 MW thermal power plant which supplies electricity to residents of Banyo and its surroundings in the Adamaoua region was consumed by...
Thursday 6 February 2020Energy

Memve’élé dam : Energy evacuation components to be delivered by Aug 2020

Chinese company Sinohydro intends to deliver the energy evacuation components of Memve'élé dam (211 MW) - built in South Cameroon- in mid-2020, sources...
Wednesday 5 February 2020Energy

Etinde block : British VOG and New Age sign gas supply LoI

Bowleven, the British oil and gas operator, co-owner of 25% of the exploration license on the Etinde block in offshore Cameroon announced today February...
Friday 31 January 2020Energy

Cameroon : 28 MW of power installed on CHAN 2020 and AFCON 2021 hosting sites (ENEO)

Three months to the start of the African Nations Football Championship in Cameroon, Eneo, the concessionaire of the public electricity service in the...
Thursday 30 January 2020Energy

Cameroon: Deepening crisis at Platinum Power jeopardizes the construction of Makay hydroelectric plant (400 MW)

Today January 30, Mohammed Bouzoubaa and Omar Belmamoun respectively administrator and CEO of Platinum Power, an independent developer of energy projects...
Wednesday 29 January 2020Energy

ENEO : There could sometimes be “errors in some clients’ bills”

“We acknowledge that there could be errors in some clients’ bills, sometimes. We handle them on a case per case basis and continue to learn from them to...
Tuesday 28 January 2020Energy

Cameroon : Domestic gas consumption subsidy amounted to XAF17.9 bln in Jan-Sep 2019

Between January and September 2019, Cameroon disbursed XAF17.9 billion to subsidize domestic gas consumption, the Board of Directors of the hydrocarbon...
Wednesday 11 December 2019Energy

Cameroon : Due to security reasons, Eneo is unable to access forests in the Northwest to replace wooden poles

During his recent presentation before the National Assembly to defend the budget of his ministerial department, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, the Minister of...
Friday 6 December 2019Energy

Cameroon: 35% of gas stations are located in rural areas (Ministry of energy)

In Cameroon, 35% of the 835 gas stations in operation as of October 28, 2019 (for the 54 state-approved companies), are located in rural areas. This was...
Friday 29 November 2019Energy

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

“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...
Thursday 28 November 2019Energy

Cameroon inks XAF10 bln funding agreement with the EU for rural electrification

On November 26, 2019, in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian government, signed, via the Ministry of Economy, a €16.15 million (a little over XAF10 billion)...
Thursday 28 November 2019Energy

Cameroon: Public lighting takes over 55% of government’s electricity expenditures

The Cameroonian government, via the Ministry of Water and Energy, just launched a programme to monitor, control and optimize electricity bills in the...
Monday 25 November 2019Energy

EDF Pulse Africa 2019: Young Cameroonian engineer wins the prize “Prix coup de cœur” with off-grid power-generation solution

Young Cameroonian engineer Triomphant Tchulang who was representing his country at the final of the EDF Pulse Africa 2019 innovation competition,...
Monday 18 November 2019Energy

Belgian and Czech delegations announce their interest in Cameroon’s energy sector

On November 14, 2019, two Belgian and Czech delegations were received at Cameroon’s Ministry of Water and Energy. At the end of the two audiences granted...
Thursday 14 November 2019Energy

Cameroonian footballer Jean II Makoun partners with Upowa to promote solar energies

On 13 November 2019, Cameroonian footballer Jean II Makoun signed a partnership agreement with the Franco-Cameroonian company Upowa to promote renewable...
Monday 28 October 2019Energy

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

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...

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