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Strategic plans in place for Central African power industry

Energy experts discussed Central Africa’s power strategy for 2014-2030 in Yaounde, Cameroon last week.

The plan has been named “strategic Document for the Regional Energy Policy of the Central African Power Pool” and will take part in two phases, allAfrica reported.

Before any movements are made, the plan has to be approved by the Ministers of Energy of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) who will be meeting in Chad next month. Thereafter it will get reviewed by Heads of State.

The Central African Power Pool (CAPP) will concentrate on building generation infrastructure and power transport networks in the first phase (2014-2019).

The second phase will initiate in 2020 and run until 2030 where cross border networks and electrification will be implemented, allAfrica reported.

This strategy needs to have a clear path and be transparent throughout. The discussions held in Cameroon revealed that US$30 million is needed to carry out this plan.

The Inspector General in the Ministry of Water Resources and Energy, Huges Ngadeu Molapie, said that if the sector is to implement the discussion had in Cameroon, then Central Africa can exploit their power potential and adopt clean energy which can be brought to both residential and industrial consumers.

These developments will bring significant growth to the economy and uplift the socio-economic situation, allAfrica reported.

Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl
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