ENERGY

In this exhibition space, we will talk about problematic, energy issues and electricity in Africa (Cameroon). There will be the actors who will present energy solutions through sources such as solar power, hydroelectricity, wind power and biomass.

In 2014, electricity generation was 73% hydropower, 1% biomass and 26% fossil fuels (12.8% petroleum and 12.9% natural gas). Electricity consumption per inhabitant is only 9% of the world average and 4% of that of France.

The energy transport development plan provides the realization of these works:

  • A 150 MW gas-fired power plant at Kribi
  • The rehabilitation of the Edea and Song Loulou hydropower plants for a power gain of around 30 MW
  • A reservoir dam at Lom Pangar with a 50 MW foot plant
  • A 280 MW hydropower facility in Nachtigal
  • A 75 MW hydroelectric facility in Warak on the Bini
  • The hydroelectric facilities of Song Dong (280MW), or Memve’ele (200 MW) will be commissioned.

Cameroon has a total of 13,104 localities. The total population in 2004 is estimated at 16.5 million inhabitants for about 3.2 million households. Only 2,111 localities are electrified.

Proven gas reserves in Cameroon are estimated at 157 billion m3 according to the National Hydrocarbons Corporation (Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures – SNH); this gas is not yet exploited.

Regarding solar energy, Cameroon has abundant and available potential, but very little exploited.

This gives us opportunities to invest in the sector through :

  • Biomass power station
  • Solar power station or solar field
  • Wind power
  • Gas exploitation
  • Electricity production and distribution
  • Hydropower
  • Infrastructure
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