Wind energy in Cameroon: first wind power project this year

To promote renewable energy, the Cameroonian government is expected to launch its very first wind power project this year with “a pilot project in energy production […] in the Monts Bamboutos hills, with the construction of a 42 megawatt wind farm plant that can be extended to 80 megawatts.” 


Cameroun is facing a major energy shortage despite having the second largest hydroelectric potential in Sub-Saharan Africa behind the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The windpower plant will reinforce Cameroon’s complement of energy sources which is currently dominated by hydroelectricity, accounting for 73.3% of national production compared to 1% for biomass. Thermal plants produce 25% of the nation’s electricity.