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November 29, 2021

Kpep, Cameroon

By Carmen

Kpep is a 485MW hydro power project. It is planned on Katsina-Ala river/basin in Northwest, Cameroon. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 485 485 Permitting Northwest, Cameroon Eneo Cameroon; Joule Africa; The Republic of Cameroon


The project is being developed by Eneo Cameroon, Joule Africa and The Republic of Cameroon. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

The project cost is expected to be around $1,500m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

About Eneo Cameroon

Eneo Cameroon SA (Eneo), formerly AES Sonel S.A, is a power company that generates, transmits and distributes electricity. The company offers services such as energy connections, energy subscriptions, street lighting, fraud detection, online billing and payments, disconnection and reconnection, outage reporting, power outages and claims services. It operates through a network of distribution and transmission substations and voltage lines. Eneo generates electricity form grid power plants and remote thermal power plants. The company serves residential, commercial and industrial customers. It has operations in Douala and Yaounde, Cameroon. Eneo, a subsidiary of Actis LLP, is headquartered in Douala, Littoral, Cameroon.

About Joule Africa

Joule Africa Ltd (Joule Africa) is a renewable energy company that develops and operates sustainable energy projects. The company develops hydroelectric energy assets in Sierra Leone and Cameroon regions with government’s assistance for social and economic development across sub-Saharan Africa. It works with stakeholders to create infrastructure assets for the development and delivery of renewable energy projects. Joule Africa conducts feasibility studies, which include topographical surveys, geotechnical investigation works, preliminary engineering design and environmental and social impact assessment. The company’s hydropower projects comprise Bumbuna II and Katsina Ala. It operates through its offices located in London, the UK; Sierra Leone Freetown; and Yaounde, Cameroon. Joule Africa is headquartered in London, England, the UK.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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