Production segment

The electricity generation segment in Cameroon is characterized by the presence of several power stations. Electricity production is made from various primary energy sources, including hydro and thermal (natural gas, diesel, heavy fuel oil).

In the production fleet, there are production units serving the South Interconnected Grid (SIG), the North Interconnected Grid (NIG) and the isolated plants (there are 25 isolated plants in 2017 (ARSEL Activity Report, 2017)).

 

carte des centrales de production d’électricité au Cameroun
Map of power generation plants in Cameroon

Table 1: Isolated Thermal Power Plants in February 2014

Power stations Combustible Number of generators Installed power (kW) Year of commissioning
01 BANYO Diesel 3 1328 1980
02 BERTOUA Diesel 11 17600 1989
03 GAROUA-BOULAI Diesel 3 1128 1997
04 NGAOUNDAL Diesel 2 880 2003
05 TIBATI Diesel 4 1124 1981
06 TOUBORO Diesel 2 430 1983
07 BETARE OYA Diesel 3 500 1991
08 OLAMZE Diesel 3 196
09 AMBAM Diesel 5 1728 1976
10 BENGBIS Diesel 2 184 1998
11 LOMIE Diesel 3 617 1991
12 DJOUM Diesel 3 934 1998
13 MEYOMESSALA Diesel 3 1358
14 BAMENDJIN Diesel 1 53
15 CAMPO Diesel 2 253 1998
16 MAPE Diesel 4 1100 1993
17 MOUANK0 Diesel 3 480 1999
18 MUNDEMBA Diesel 3 445
19 NKONDJOCK Diesel 3 282 1997
20 YOKO Diesel 3 293
21 YOKADOUMA Diesel 3 984 1994
22 MOLOUNDOU Diesel 3 320 1983
23 KOUSSERI [1] Diesel 3 4400 1973
24 POLI Diesel 3 500 1980
25 TIGNERE Diesel 4 705 1982
26 MBAKAOU Diesel 2 160 1967
Total 84 37 982  

Table 2: Thermal power plants connected to SIN in August 2014

Power stations Combustible Number of generators Installed power (kW) Year of commissioning
01 LIMBE HFO 5 85 2004
02 LOGBABA LFO [2] 2 12 2007
03 BASSA 3 LFO 3 9 1979
04 OYOMABANG 1 HFO 3 18 2000
05 OYOMABANG 2 LFO 5 7,5 2002
06 BAFOUSSAM LFO 3 13 1986
TOTAL 23 144,5  

Table 3: Emergency Thermal Power Plants

Power stations Combustible Number of generators Installed power (kW) Year of commissioning
01 Mbalmayo LFO 9 10 2011
02 Ebolowa LFO 9 10 2011
03 Bamenda LFO 18 20 2011
04 Ahala [3] LFO 72 60 2012
TOTAL 108 100

Table 4: Hydroelectric Power Plants

Power stations Combustible Number of generators Installed power (kW) Year of commissioning
01 Song-loulou 8 388 1981-88 Has a daily modulation pool
02 Edéa [4] 14 276,2 1950-55 Water thread
03 Lagdo 4 72 1983-84 Tank in the lead
TOTAL 26 736,2    

Table 5: Independent Producers

Operators Place of installation of the plant Combustible Number of generators Installed power (kW) Year of commissioning
DPDC Dibamba HFO 8 86 2009
KPDC Kribi Gaz 13 216 2013
TOTAL 21 302  

 

1] The city of Kousseri has been connected to the interconnected North network since the commissioning of the 30 kV line between Waza and Kousseri in November 2011.

2] Plant built to operate on HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil) but following an incident in April 2012, the plant is currently operating as an LFO (Light Fuel Oil).

3] The Ahala power plant is a rental facility with the British company Aggreko but the process of acquisition by the State of Cameroon is underway.

4] The construction of a new spillway in 2010 and the refurbishment of the Edéa 3 power plant increased the capacity of the plant by approximately 16 MW