• 5 minutes 'No - Deal Brexit' vs 'Operation Fear' Globalist Pushback ... Impact to World Economies and Oil
  • 8 minutes China has *Already* Lost the Trade War. Meantime, the U.S. Might Sanction China’s Largest Oil Company
  • 12 minutes Will Uncle Sam Step Up and Cut Production
  • 6 mins Iran Is Winning Big In The Middle East
  • 1 hour Trump cancels Denmark visit amid spat over sale of Greenland
  • 4 hours Nor Chicago, nor Detroit: Killings By Police Divide Rio De Janeiro Weary Of Crime
  • 2 hours Strong, the Strongest: Audi To Join Mercedes, BMW Development Alliance
  • 1 day Danish Royal Palace ‘Surprised’ By Trump Canceling Trip
  • 13 hours Not The Onion: Vivienne Westwood Says Greta Thunberg Should Run the World
  • 1 min US to Drown the World in Oil
  • 3 hours Gretta Thunbergs zero carbon voyage carbon foot print of carbon fibre manufacture
  • 5 hours With Global Warming Greenland is Prime Real Estate
  • 15 hours OPEC will consider all options. What options do they have ?
  • 1 day NATGAS, LNG, Technology, benefits etc , cleaner global energy fuel
  • 20 hours What to tell my students
  • 1 day A legitimate Request: France Wants Progress In Ukraine Before Russia Returns To G7
Is Renewable Hydrogen A Threat To Natural Gas?

Is Renewable Hydrogen A Threat To Natural Gas?

SoCalGas and German Electrochaea have…

$1 Billion Hydroelectric Plant to be Built in Cameroon

Africa is becoming more and more famous for its renewable energy projects. The huge continent has vast abundance of renewable energy sources, and as its economies develop it is looking to alternative energy for much of its power, rather than fossil fuels. With giant solar and wind projects in the north, geothermal projects in the east, and bio mass in the south, Africa truly is looking at every option available to it.

A huge new $1 billion hydroelectric project has been agreed between the Government of Cameroon and Joule Africa, part of the Joule Investments Group, a US-based developer, owner, and operator of hydroelectric power projects in emerging markets. The Kpep project will have a capacity of 450 MW and is expected to increase the countries power generation capacity by 40 percent. Located on the Katsina-Ala River in Menchum division, north of Bamenda, and near the Nigerian border, it is hoped that the plant will boost economic development in the region.

Lahmeyer International is acknowledged as the top hydro engineering firm in the world, and will use its extensive experience of desiging hydroelectric projects in Africa, to help Joule Africa and Bethel Industrievertretung of Bamenda, Cameroon to complete the power plant.

Cameroon’s energy demand is expected to increase by 3GW over the next decade and this new hydroelectric plant will help them cope with that increase.

By. Joao Peixe of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment
  • Tarisai on October 26 2013 said:
    I would like to know if there are any other companies subcontracted by the cameroon govt to construct the hydroelectric power, such as Njinetsam Corp

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play