Lights are off in almost all major cities in Cameroon. Just this evening there have been a symoultaneous power outages in Yaounde, Douala, Bamenda, Edea, Bafoussam, Buea, Limbe, Kribi, Garoua Boulai and other areas. Lights are out in Deido, Akwa, Bonamoussadi,
More than 70 percent of Cameroon's current energy supply comes from traditional biomass fuels and the potential of huge gas reserves remain to be explored.
Cameroon has an estimated 12,000 megawatts of hydroelectric potential, but only a fraction of it has been developed.
In January, Cameroon secured an estimated $300 million loan from the International and Commercial Bank of China, or ICBC, to help it build a 75 megawatts hydroelectric power plant at Warak on the Bini River in the country’s Adamawa region. China’s Sinohydro will build the Warak hydroelectric plant, yet the country is constantly suffering from power shortages