AFCON 2022: Eneo Cameroon steps up its investments and standby arrangements in electricity generation and distribution.


Douala, 05 January 2022

Eneo Cameroon announces that, in view of its involvement in the organisation of the CAN TOTAL ENERGIES 2021, it has set up a reinforced standby system for its teams around the competition host sites and the distribution network in general. The aim is to ensure maximum continuity, in a context of increasing investments, but also of the fragility of the electricity system driven in particular by heavy transit constraints on the transmission network.

In this context, Eneo stands ready to work closely with the other players in the electricity supply chain. The standby monitoring teams will be strengthened internally as well as externally with its partner companies.

The various technicians mobilised will be responsible in particular for ensuring the rapid restoration of power to the stadiums, in the event of failure of their main power supply provided by stakeholders other than Eneo. It is understood that the protocol for the African Cup of Nations provides for the stadiums to be powered by generators positioned by the organisers. The electricity network thus becomes a back-up. All Eneo electricians on alert will be mobilized to deal as quickly as possible with incidents that may affect neighborhoods and localities due to its distribution network.

Investments for +18% improvement in the quality of distribution
As a reminder, at the request of the government, Eneo Cameroon has set up and built new generation and distribution facilities to help ensure that the sites (stadiums, hospitals, hotels and other host sites) are supplied with power.

In Douala and Yaoundé:

In the West:

In the South West:


Overall, more than 140 km of new lines have been constructed, distribution substations and various equipment installed.

Eneo's investments, combined with those made by other stakeholders in the sector, should improve continuity of service during this major event.

As part of the implementation of its investment programme, Eneo Cameroon has also carried out actions to stabilise or extend the supply network for households and businesses in the various regions: 84 000 poles replaced by a new concrete-metallic-wood mix, 1 313 km of line corridors cleaned in rural areas to protect them from vegetation in the long term, more than 300 km of lines built to improve access to electricity and the quality of energy... These actions have contributed to an 18% improvement in the continuity of distribution service.

In the last few days before the AFCON, Eneo teams are making adjustments to increase the level of availability of generation plants and distribution networks.

Eneo is mobilized!

Eneo Cameroon invites all its customers to avoid any manipulation on the networks.

It reiterates that its entire management and teams are mobilized and ready to intervene quickly in case of any incident as soon as they are notified. It invites all its clients to:

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