Cameroon, through the holding company, Electricity Developement Corporation (EDC), officially took over the management of the Lom Pangar dam. It was during a ceremony on June 30, 2017, on the site of this infrastructure built in the eastern region of the country, according to authoritative sources.
According to our sources, this reception was preceded by a descent into the field in May 2017 of an inter-ministerial team which had issued 11 reserves related to the operation and management of the dam. A month later, all the reserves were lifted, following the readjustments made by the Chinese manufacturer CWE.
The Lom Pangar dam is the largest energy infrastructure ever built in Cameroon. With a water storage capacity of 6 billion cubic meters, Lom Pangar aims to regulate flows upstream of the Sanaga River in order to allow optimum production of the Songloulou and Edéa power stations, on one hand, and then to make possible the construction of other dams on this river which is home to 75% of the hydroelectric potential of Cameroon.
The Lom Pangar hydroelectric development project incorporates the construction of a 30 MW foot plant currently under construction. This will allow electricity to be supplied to several villages in the Eastern region.