Cameroon announces a first-time trial run at the 42 MW windpower plant in the Monts Bamboutos hills
(Business in Cameroon) – To promote renewable energy, the Cameroonian government is expected to launch its very first windpower project this year with “a pilot project in energy production […] in the Monts Bamboutos hills, with the construction of a 42 megawatt plant that can be extended to 80 megawatts.”
Cameroun is facing a major energy shortage despite having the second largest hydroelectric potential in Sub-Saharan Africa behind the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The windpower plant will reinforce Cameroon’s complement of energy sources which is currently dominated by hydroelectricity, accounting for 73.3% of national production compared to 1% for biomass. Thermal plants produce 25% of the nation’s electricity.