Scatec Inaugurates Solar Power Plants in Cameroon

Scatec, a leading renewable energy solutions provider, has inaugurated two solar hybrid and battery storage plants in Maroua and Guider, in the Grand-North Cameroon. The plants have a combined capacity of 36MW solar and 20MW/19MWh of storage.

The plants are the first of their kind in Cameroon and represent a significant milestone in the country’s transition to clean energy. The pre-assembled solar power and battery storage system is a unique solution that will help to maximize energy production throughout the day and generate 80 GWh of electricity each year.

The solar power plants have already made a significant impact on the electricity supply in the northern parts of Cameroon. Regions that fall under the Northern Interconnected Network were prone to experiencing power outages, but the new plants have helped to stabilize the power supply. Residents and industries are benefiting from the two solar power projects.

Hans Olav Kvalvaag, CEO at Release, said: “We are pleased to celebrate this major milestone at Release, where we pride ourselves in making renewable energy easily accessible and affordable across growth markets. The Maroua and Guider solar power plants are an innovative solution that will help to reduce CO2 emissions and improve the lives of people in Cameroon.”

Arnaud Gouet, SVP Utilities at Release, said: “Having looked at the success of the two projects and how it has helped improve the electricity supply in Cameroon, Release is well positioned to further strengthen power supply in Cameroon with more capacity.”

The Scatec and ENEO team, as well as the sub-contractors and local staff, showed great commitment to the success of these projects.

“These solar power plants are the result of a fruitful collaboration between the public and private sectors,” said Gouet. “They embody innovation through ground-breaking contracts, symbolising the collective determination to meet the energy needs of the Far North region cleanly and efficiently. This initiative was made possible by the expertise and vision of all parties involved.”

Kvalvaag added: “We would like to thank the Release team that has been working tirelessly on this project and this day would not be possible without your hard work and dedication. We would also like to thank the ENEO team for believing in us and the fruitful partnership that we have developed over the years. And a big thank you to the Cameroonian Government for trusting us with these projects.”

Impact of the Solar Power Plants

The solar power plants are expected to have a significant impact on the economy and society of Cameroon. The plants are expected to create jobs, reduce energy costs, and improve the reliability of the electricity supply. The plants will also help to reduce Cameroon’s reliance on fossil fuels and contribute to the country’s climate change goals.

The solar power plants are a significant step forward for Cameroon’s transition to clean energy. The plants represent a model for other African countries that are looking to develop their renewable energy resources.

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