Cameroon gives Electricite de France OK to build hydroelectricity plant

|About: Electricite de France SA (ECIFF)|By:, SA News Editor

Cameroon's government gives Electricite de France (ECIFF, ECIFY) the go-ahead to build an $850M hydroelectricity plant that will enable a five-fold increase in the country’s aluminum production.

With barely more than 1K MW electricity output, Cameroon is building several hydro and thermal electricity structures to raise its power production to 3K MW by 2020; plans to improve the country’s industries have been hampered by limited energy output.