The first Nachtigal power station turbine provides electricity to Cameroon. A major step for the project, marked by an official ceremony in the presence of several ministers.

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The Nachtigal hydroelectric power station has injected its first electrons into the Cameroonian network! With a capacity of 60 MW, this first group produces already carbon-free electricity, available and less expensive to answer the needs of industries and individuals.

This step marks an important milestone after more than 5 years of work. The project shows a progress rate of 94% till end of April.

By the end of the year, the 6 other groups will be gradually implemented and will increase the installed power to 420 MW. 30% of Cameroon’s energy needs, making this hydroelectric plant the most powerful in the country.

After this construction phase, the Cameroonian company Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC), 40% owned by EDF, will operate this hydroelectric development for 35 years. It relies on the technical expertise of EDF’s CIH as part of an assistance contract. The commercial commissioning is planned for December 2024.

The national TV channel has broadcasted live the official coupling ceremony. The operation was held in the presence of several ministers: Water and Energy, Finance, Economy, Planning and Regional Development as well as players in the energy sector and representatives of the World Bank.