The Cameroonian capital and some surrounding localities will experience major disruptions in the distribution of electricity on 8 and 10 May 2020, the Yaoundé regional director of Eneo reported.
In a statement issued on May 6, the official indicates that the disruptions are caused by major works planned by the National Electricity Transmission Company (Sonatrel). “This will essentially involve work to replace the high-capacity transformers in the Kondengui and Ahala source substations respectively,” the document states.
Work will result in the total interruption of the supply of electricity from midnight to 9 p.m. in 28 neighborhoods supplied by the transformer of the Kondengui substation on 8 May and in 25 neighborhoods and five surrounding towns served by the transformer of the Ahala substation on 10 May.
During this period, Eneo-Cameroon recommends activating their alternative energy sources, disconnecting all sensitive equipment, and reconnecting them fifteen minutes after the power has effectively returned and is stable.