The Director General of energy of Cameroon (Eneo) made this announcement recently during a meeting with the Inter-Employers' Group of Cameroon (Gicam).
The company Energy of Cameroon Eneo plans a connection of 340 mega watts of industrial power for the benefit of companies in the country by 2022. "Eneo continues to facilitate the connection of industries to the electricity grid through its one-stop shop for industrial customers. New business sites are gradually being connected. For example, there are 340 MW of industrial power awaiting connection in Cameroon by 2022. It is a guarantee of development for the years to come.", informs Eric Mansuy CEO of Eneo. For this year already, the electricity supplier claims to have launched projects to increase its offer for the benefit of nascent industrial homes in the Dibamba area with the project to build an evacuation line of more than 50 MW of energy from the Edéa power plant.
As for complaints related to the punctual lack of energy by industrial customers, "they decreased by about 60% between November 2020 and November 2021. This improvement is mainly due to the implementation of Eneo's investment plan. This execution has accelerated since the mobilization of 100 billion CFA francs from a pool of local banks for this purpose," explains Eneo's Chief Executive Officer. On the commercial level, the company also says it has recorded fewer and fewer complaints related to invoicing from industrial companies. "The billing rate is an improvement of 3 points. It has increased from 95% to 98%. And the installation rate of large customers with communicating meters has increased in one year from 45% to 90%." informs Eric Mansuy.
The electrician Eneo points out that more than 42% of this electricity need (144 MW) comes from Douala and its surroundings (Bomono, Bekoko, Dibamba, Logbaba and Mudeka) against 47 MW for Yaoundé and its surroundings (Mbandjock, Mbankomo, Nkoabang…). In Kribi and its surroundings, the needs are estimated at 108 MW. They are 42 MW (2 MW are already available) in the Far North.