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Cameroon: Electricity is not accessible to the population

Despite the slight improvement in the service provided in 2017, electricity remains poorly accessible to urban and rural populations.
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12/20/2018 - 17:41
Christine MBENGONO
rédactrice Cameroun-online

Electrical power cuts are still observed on the national territory. Many villages remain unelectrified. The improvement of the service is dependent on the number of projects completed. To reduce the volume of inconvenience, the public authorities have already driven 482 yards. Among others, the completion of 03 hydroelectric dams, the installation of 03 thermal power plants and the electrification of more than 2014 localities.

The completion of some ongoing projects, the implementation of which has made significant progress in 2017, may further reduce the electricity deficit in Cameroon. This is mainly the Lom Pangar hydroelectric dam, whose containment dam was delivered on 30 June 2017, the Memve'ele dam and the Mekin dam. The actual launch in 2017, construction work of other plants is hopeful.

As examples we have the hydroelectric power stations of Bini in Warack, Nachtigal Amont and the foot plant of the Lom Pangar dam. According to the Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, these tools will strengthen the electricity supply of the various networks and increase the power generation capacity of Cameroon. In 2017, this capacity stood at 1371 MW for an average rate of 65.05%.
In Cameroon, the activities of the public electricity service are carried out by various actors. The State is the purveyor, Energy of Cameroon (ENEO) the distributor, the National Company of Transport of Electricity (SONATREL) the carrier, Electricity Development Coorporation (EDC) the manager of the inheritance of the State and the Agency Electricity Sector Regulation (ARSEL), the regulator.

 

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