The Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, has announced that the Center and South regions of the country will face interruption of power supply from 12 to 16 November.
According to a communique signed by the government official, works are being carried out on the Memve’ele Hydropower Plant, which will require that some major electricity transmission installations be removed.
The works are meant to “improve and strengthen the security of electricity supply in the Southern Interconnected Grid”.
“It is worth recalling that the Memve’ele Hydropower Plant, which was partially commissioned on April 14, 2019, is currently injecting between 110 and 120 MW, while its installed capacity is 211 MW. Thus the completion of the work planned, will allow this plant to inject its full production capacity which is 211 MW” a section of Minister Eloundou Essomba’s communique indicates.
Following instructions from the Ministry of Water and Energy, rotating programmes will be communicated by SONATREL and ENEO, to ensure that households do not experience prolonged power cuts during the interruption period.