The development objective of this project is to increase access to energy in 6 regions of Cameroon
Rural Electrification and Energy Access Project in Cameroon
The development objective of this project is to increase access to energy in 6 regions of
Cameroon (Far North, North, Adamaoua, East, South-West and North-West regions). Its purpose
is to scale up the transformational impact of rural electrification in these under-served regions.
Its purpose is to scale up the transformational impact of rural electrification in these under-served
The project will be implemented in the Far-North, North, Adamaoua, East South-West and
The population of these regions
Far-North, North, Adamaoua, East, South-West and North-West regions
The project is included in the 2020-2022 borrowing plan that has been submitted to the IMF.
Only World Bank funding has been targeted
Total cost of the project
PERACE has four components including:
– Rural Electrification through Network Extension;
– Pre-financing of connections in new localities and densification in existing localities;
– Decentralised electrification;
– Building the institutional capacity of the energy sector and project management.
v) Extension of high and low voltage networks for the electrification of about 600 new
localities in the six regions of the country (Far North, North, Adamaoua, North-
West, South-West and East);
vi) Conversion of about 480 km of single-phase high voltage networks into three-phase
networks to meet the growth in demand and/or restructuring of the high voltage
network (about 5,000 km) to electrify 600 new localities in the northern part of the
vii) Connections in 600 new localities and densification of connections in localities that
are already connected to the electrical grid;
viii) Introduction of solar photovoltaic power plants and construction of a few
kilometres of additional medium/low voltage (400V/230V) networks in localities in
order to extend electricity to unserved households.