Cameroon seeks electricity plan update including hydropower

Cameroon’s energy and water ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to update its electricity sector development plan, including hydropower, with a planning horizon of 2030. Responses are due January 20, 2010.

With a credit from the World Bank’s International Development Association, Cameroon previously recruited consultants to study rural electrification and to help prepare tendering for the 30-MW Lom Pangar hydroelectric project, one of several projects planned for the African nation. (HydroWorld 6/5/09)

In the current solicitation, the Ministere de l’Energie et de l’Eau seeks consultants to study integration of the needs of the aluminum industry as well as requirements for integration with international grids covering southern, northern, and eastern regions. The ministry also seeks a deeper analysis of a proposed list of candidate projects including hydroelectric, thermal, and other sources of energy.

The consultant is to develop a least-cost generation expansion plan to meet demand from 2009-2035, supplemented by a financial study that includes validation of the construction costs of various hydroelectric projects.

Expressions of interest and qualifications, in three copies or by electronic mail, are due by 1 p.m. January 20 to the address below. The submission should be labeled “Manifestation d’interet/Services de Consultants – Mise a jour du Plan de Developpment du Secteur de l’Electricite (PDSE 2030).”

For information, contact Ministere de l’Energie et de l’Eau, Cellule de Coordination du PDSEN, Yaounde, Cameroon; (237) 22-222099; Fax: (237) 22-222099; E-mail: jpzekeyo@yahoo.fr, tchinda-minee@hotmail.fr.

For more hydropower tenders, click here.

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