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Overview

For more information on company contact details, please see the following link: 4.11 Cameroon Additional Services Contact List

Vehicle rental

Many private rental car companies are available in Cameroon. For more information on vehicle rental company contact details, please see the following link: 4.11 Cameroon Additional Services Contact List


Taxis

For more information on taxi service provider contact details, please see the following link: 4.11 Cameroon Additional Services Contact List

Accommodation

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Electricity / Power Supply

ENEO CAMEROON SA (formerly AES-SONEL), is the only operator to supply electricity. It manages Cameroon’s power production and distribution to the population countrywide.

There are 1,184,372 subscribers regularly registered in 2017. Demand increased by 7.4% between 2014 and 2017.

Attachment - ENEO regional offices and head office contacts

Source: ENEO website 

In Cameroon the majority of electricity generated comes from hydroelectric power dams - in cases of long periods of drought, the country can face an electricity shortage. Taking this into account such a probability, climate change and the current declining oil production, the Government, in connection with ENEO Cameroon SA, is planning to implement a gas exploitation from its natural gas proved reserves to generate electricity in the future at Kribi from Sanaga natural gas field.  

Power Generation

The installed electricity generating capacity in Cameroon is estimated at 1,227 MW, of which 72.2% is from hydroelectric and 27.8% from fossil fuels. 

Three tank dams are implementing to increase the water level of the hydroelectric stations in case of shortage in times of drought. Three back-up diesel power stations are respectively on service in Garoua (20 MW), Douala (15 MW) and Yaoundé (11 MW).

Attachment - Cameroon Electric Map

Location

Type

Installed capacity (MW)

Current Production (MW)

Edea

Hydroelectric


384

Songloulou

Hydroelectric


276

Lagdo (near Garoua)

Hydroelectric


72

Garoua

Diesel power

20 MW


Douala

Diesel power

15 MW


Yaoundé

Diesel power

11 MW



The power energy of Cameroon managed by ENEO in 2017:

Locality

Hydraulic Power

Thermal Power

Quantity of MW

Tank Dams

Remarks

Edea

1

0

384

Mape

The tank Dams are used to release the reserve of water to the hydraulic plants in case the water level is down.

Songloulou

1

0

276

Bamendjin

Lagdo

1

0

72

Mbakaou

Limbe

0

1

85

N/A


Oyomabang 1

0

1

18

N/A


Oyomabang 2

0

1

7.5

N/A


Logbaba

0

1

12

N/A


Bafoussam

0

1

13

N/A


Bassa

0

1

18

N/A


I.T.P.

0

3

41

N/A

Isolated Thermic Power

Dibamba


1

86



Kribi


1

216



Total Power and Sources production

3

11

1228.5



Supply

There are two main hydroelectric stations:

  • Edea and Songloulou which is located on the Sananga River;
  • Lagdo station located near Garoua.

There are seven electrical dam under construction (or in project) on the main waterways:

  • Cholet dam and Mekin dam on the Dja river (2)
  • Lom Pangar, Mape dam and NTui uphill junction of Sanaga river (3)
  • Memve'ele dam on the Ntem.(1)
  • Mokolo dam on the Mayo Tsanaga (1)

Most of Cameroon’s population does not have access to electricity. Power shortages and cuts are common. 

Power stability

Power grid / network coverage

46 % covered, access rate 15% (incl.5 % in rural areas)

Is supply regular and constant throughout the country?

No - power shortages or cuts are common in all seasons. 

On average, how often does power supply goes out?

2 times / week sometimes more

On average, how long does the outage last?

15 minutes, though can sometimes outage can last for 1 or 2 days



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