Yaoundé — Cabinet A&P is advising ENEO on the development of two PV solar projects for a global capacity of 25 MWp in Cameroon, a major first in the Central Africa sub-region.
The two solar plants to be built in the locality of Guider (10 MWp) in the North region and Maroua (15 MWp) in the Far North region of Cameroon for a combined investment of EUR 22 million (XAF 14 billion) are expected to deliver 49 GWh of electricity per year at a competitive price per kWh. With a scheduled commissioning in 2020, both plants will greatly improve the energy mix in Cameroon, mainly in the North Interconnected Grid, by the contribution of clean energy.
Energy of Cameroon S.A. (Eneo) and a consortium of power developers comprising Scatec Solar, Izuba Energy and Sphinx Energy (the Consortium) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 16th July 2019, to set out the modalities of the project structuring and the key milestones for the development of the 2 PV solar projects. The signing of this MoU is an important step which paves the way for the finalization of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Eneo and commencement of construction, the environmental impact studies and the land component being completed at 40%.
By creating jobs, offering training in solar technology to Cameroonians and investing in social impact actions, the Consortium will support the Government’s effort to provide a boost to the economy in the North and Far North.
Cabinet A&P is a modern law firm with a recognized expertise on the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors in Cameroon and Africa, with a particular focus on the OHADA zone. Cabinet A&P team included Partner Lynda Amadagana-Etogo and Associate Salwa El Ouardirhi.