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.