Nachtigal Hydropower Plant

Venue : Republic of Cameroon  

With a capacity of 420 MW, Nachtigal hydropower plant is the largest hydroelectric production project in Cameroon. This strategic project is being developed by a Cameroonian company, the Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC). Its shareholders include Electricité de France (EDF), the State of Cameroon and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). While operations are expected to begin in 2023, the project is expected to increase Cameroon’s power generation capacity by 30% and reduce annual generation costs by $100 Million.

The plant is being built on the Sanaga River, the largest river in Cameroon, near the Nachtigal Falls, which is 65km northeast of Yaoundé in Cameroon. The location is also in close proximity to the existing Mbakaou dam and the under-construction Lom Pangar dam, which will be used to contain the flow of the Sanaga River.

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