Green Energy Norway Cameroun has announced that it will be investing over $186m in the development of a 300 MW natural gas-fired power plant in CamerooCameroon flagn.

Reuters reports that that the African nation currently provides enough power for just half of its energy needs. Normally reliant on hydropower, the government is encouraging more private investment to provide alternatives as water levels are subject to fluctuation.

Hydropower contributes an estimated 60 per cent to the country’s total installed 1,400MW capacity.

Earlier this year global power service provider Altaaqa Global installed and commissioned two temporary natural gas power plants in Logbaba and Ndokoti (Bassa) in just 21 days. The power plants have a joint capacity of 50MW.