Guemene Dountio Emmanuel and others

Novembre 2016
Titre Ouvrage:
Electricity generation technology options under the greenhouse gases mitigation scenario: Case study of Cameroon
Energy Strategy Reviews
pp. 222-235

Cameroon’s economic growth demands an increase in energy-services. These, in turn, increase demand for energy carriers, such as electricity. However, electricity generation based on fossil fuels emits greenhouse gases (GHGs). In this paper, three scenarios of electricity demand in Cameroon are presented, assuming different economic growth levels. The corresponding expansion of the electricity generation system (and its emissions) was then analyzed. 2012 was chosen as the base year, with an overall electricity consumption of 5 TWh. Results shows that in 2035, electricity demand could reach 35 TWh, 19 TWh and 17 TWh for High, Intermediate and Low scenario respectively. Hydro, Thermal (GAS, HFO, LFO), Biomass, Solar and Wind power plant projects have been considered in the study, with different implications based on countrypolicy.

DOI : 10.1016/j.esr.2016.10.003

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