Operation & Maintenance

Clean energy produced by a team of experienced operators and with a high level of hydraulic safety

In addition to the design, financing and construction, NHPC is also in charge of the operation of the Nachtigal hydroelectric facility.

As such, it will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility while ensuring the safety of people and property, controlling hydraulic safety, and respecting the applicable socio-environmental measures.

Operating activities are defined by 5 contracts:

      • The Production Concession Agreement signed with the State of Cameroon on 20th April 2017, which defines the conditions of design, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Hydroelectric Project and adjacent works.
      • The Power Sales Licence Agreement signed with the State of Cameroon on 27th  September 2018, which defines the general terms and conditions by which the State grants NHPC the right to sell the electricity produced by the hydroelectric Project throughout the territory of the Republic of Cameroon in accordance with the laws and regulations in place.
      • The Power Purchase Agreement signed with ENEO on 2nd November 2018, which defines the terms and conditions of the supply by NHPC to ENEO and the purchase by ENEO of the electricity produced by the hydroelectric facility on the basis of the available capacity.
      • The Connection Agreement signed with the State of Cameroon and SONATREL on 27th September 2018, which defines the works and installations to be carried out by the State of Cameroon on the electricity network, and the technical and operational conditions for the commissioning of the transmission line by NHPC.
      • The Dispatch Agreement signed with the State of Cameroon, ENEO and SONATREL on 3rd October 2018, which defines the technical and operational conditions under which NHPC and SONATREL, in agreement with ENEO, shall carry out the operational procedures of distribution and operate the dispatch and distribution systems of the electricity to be produced by the Nachtigal Hydroelectric facility and to be delivered to ENEO.