Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Hydropower Country Notes
The technically exploitable hydro capability (115 000 GWh) is the fourth largest in Africa but the current level of utilisation of this potential is, like that in other hydro-rich countries in the continent, very low. Within a total hydro capacity of 723 MW, Cameroon's major stations are Song Loulou (installed capacity 396 MW) and Edéa (264 MW). Total electrical output in 2005 was 3 772 GWh, implying a capacity factor of nearly 0.60.
The Cameroon WEC Member Committee reports that development plans exist for new hydro stations at Nachtigal (230 MW), Menveele (120 MW), Lompangar (25 MW) and Birni à Warak (80 MW).