Yaounde, Douala, Ebolowa and other major cities of the country will be affected by the power cut on 26 December 2016.
The day after Christmas in the dark in several Regions of the country. ENEO (Energy of Cameroon), the energy distributor group in Cameroon, announces an extensive program of shedding in the Central, South and Littoral Regions on Monday. The press release issued on 23 December states that “in the context of securing energy for its customers, ENEO announces that it will carry out major urgent work on the main transport facilities on Monday 26 December at From 06:00 AM “.
According to ENEO, “the works will be carried out on the Mangombé – Oyomabang transmission line as well as at the Ngousso substation where it is planned to replace the 35 MVA overloaded transformer with a new one of greater capacity, namely 50 MVA “.
As a result, electricity will be cut between 6 am and 6 pm in several neighborhoods of Yaounde, including Etoudi, Nlongkak, Elig-Essono, commercial center, Mvog-Ada, etc. Satellite cities such as Mbalmayo and Soa will also be affected. In the same cut program, cities in the south (Ebolowa, Sangmelima, Lolodorf etc). Douala freight station is also concerned.
ENEO “recommends that customers in the Central and Southern regions activate their alternative sources of energy if necessary, disconnect all sensitive devices and reconnect them only 15 minutes after the actual power return“.