Projects

Bumbuna Phase II

The Bumbuna II hydropower project, located on the Upper Seli River in North East Sierra Leone, is the country's largest infrastructure project and is a key part of the Government of Sierra Leone’s long term Energy Plan.

The project involves building an extension to the existing 50 MW Bumbuna I facility. When complete, Bumbuna II will add 143MW of new capacity and, critically, will provide Sierra Leone with a minimum of 80MW of reliable, all-year round affordable electricity.

Construction on Bumbuna II is anticipated to start in 2020 with operations to start within 4 years of the start date. Seli Hydropower, the local project company, will be responsible for building, owning and operating Bumbuna II.

In August 2017, Joule Africa signed a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Government of Sierra Leone, marking an important milestone in the development of the project.

For more information on Bumbuna Phase II Project, please visit www.selihydropower.sl.

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Kpep

Joule Africa has entered into a partnership with the Government of the Republic of Cameroon to develop the extensive hydroelectric power potential on the Katsina Ala River in the North West Region of the country. The area around the Katsina Ala River is among the least developed in the country. However, the region’s mountainous topography and significant river network makes it well suited to hydropower development.
 
The 283MW Kpep Hydropower project is the initial site to be developed as part of a cascade of five sites on the Katsina Ala River in North West Cameroon.
 
In February 2017, Joule Africa signed a Letter of Intent with the Government of Cameroon to take the Kpep Hydropower project in Cameroon to the next stage in its development. The project has since been identified as a priority power project for the country by the Government of Cameroon.
 
Joule Africa has now completed the first stage of feasibility studies and is undertaking a full internationally-compliant environmental and social impact assessment. In 2017, a 20% equity stake was sold to a Chinese partner, WIETC,  who are assisting with elements of these studies.

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