Cameroon - Lom-Pangar Hydroelectric Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Nov 2011
Signature Date 18 Jan 2012
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 44,930,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Lom-Pangar Hydroelectric Project is an overarching project that underpins the strategy to tap the hydroelectric power potential of the Sanaga River. The project comprises the construction of an impounding dam to supply water during low-flow period to the Song-Loulou power plant (335 MW) and boost the output of the Edea plant (224 MW), thus increasing the dependable power of the two plants located downstream from 450 MW in 2010 to 729 MW in 2015. A 30 MW hydroelectric plant will be constructed at the foot of the dam and connected to the Bertoua thermal plant by a 105 km long 90 kV line. This line will be extended by 200 km to the localities of Batouri and Abong-Mbang to make the transmission and distribution systems more reliable and to provide power to 150 localities in the East Region. Lastly, the project also includes the conduct of a study on the Cameroon Electricity Transmission Network Master Plan so as to enhance the country’s hydroelectric potential. The total project cost is estimated at UA 264.49 million. Its implementation will span 48 months as from 2011.

Project Objectives

The sector objective of the project is to contribute to improving the living conditions of the population by increasing its rate of access to sufficient electrical energy. The specific objective is to strengthen the country's production capacity, strengthen the electricity transmission and distribution system in the Eastern Region to serve new rural and urban localities and to make connections.


The main project beneficiaries will be the local population and communities, farms, industries and businesses, as well as public and private health and educational institutions.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Cameroon


IATI identifier 46002-P-CM-FA0-006
Last Update 02 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name DIOP Assane

Geographic Location

Country Cameroon
Coordinates Location Name
4.02489 14.0419 Kagnol
4.17865 15.0293 Kenzou
4.96577 14.5631 Kette
4.19688 14.6964 Kobi
4.28333 14.9 Lolo
5.37847 13.4531 Lom Pangar Dam
3.16667 13.6167 Lomia
4 14.25 Mbang
4.14732 15.0906 Mboumbe
3.74127 12.8239 Messamana