It was “Echos de Memve’ele”, the communication tool of the Memve’ele hydroelectric dam project (211 MW) who relayed in the 19 April 2017 issue, an ongoing debate in the town where the structure is located. “The neighbouring population is wondering about what is in store for them. Will the energy produced be beneficial for them and free?”, reports the magazine.
The Director of the Memve’ele project, Dieudonné Bisso replied that, yes, the energy produced will be beneficial to the neighbouring population. “We told them that there will be an additional transformer dedicated to the population. This transformer will have a capacity of over 30 kV. This transformer is even here already here and installed. The neighbouring population will soon be connected.”
However, Dieudonné Bisso specified, “ what is know for sure, is that the electricity will not be free of charge”. So, contrary to the rumour, it is not because the hydro-electric dam was built in the Ntem Valley that locals will be freely connected in return.
On the technical level, explains the director of the project, a 30-KV transformer will supply the Memve'ele area all the way to Meyo-Centre and will loop with the line coming from Ebolowa, where a interconnection transformer is set up.
Therefore, the power from the dam will be lowered, for the South to have good energy. With the possibility of selling electricity to neighbouring countries (Gabon, Equatorial Guinea) if they express the need. It is also scheduled to install a 90-KV line at the borders (Abang-Minko’o, Kyé-Ossi, Menguikom, Ambam and Olamze).