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Cameroon: EDC leads Sanaga River hydropower development plans

Construction work is under way on a 30MW hydropower plant at the Lom Pangar dam as Electricity Development Corporation (EDC) seeks to improve power supply. While the main purpose of the Lom Pangar project is to regulate the flow of the Sanaga River to reduce the seasonal variability of water flow, the hydro plant, being built downstream of the regulating gravity embankment dam, will use regulated water flows to generate cheaper and cleaner power for local communities by replacing expensive and polluting diesel-fired capacity, EDC director of studies and projects Adrien Towa told African Energy.

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