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Cameroon commences ESIA for interconnection with Chad [free access]

November 6, 2017

Government of Cameroon has commenced the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) study for the Cameroon to Chad transmission interconnection.


A key component of the interconnection includes entails construction of around 700 km of high voltage (HV) transmission lines from Ngaoundere to Maroua in Cameroon and further to N’Djamena in Chad. Apart from this, the project involves rehabilitation of Lagdo hydroelectric plant, construction of Bini hydroelectric power station at Warak (Cameroon) and rural electrification along corridors of transmission lines.


The project is a part of energy exchange scheme between the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). It is one of the most important infrastructures to be set up for energy exchanges within this area.


Supported by African Development Fund (ADF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the project will be implemented by Secretariat General of the ECCAS.