The Programme plans to carry out a daily power outage survey of Cameroon by sending subscribers emails and SMS messages asking if they had experienced any power outages and the duration of these power failures.
The bulk of the problem is concentrated in Douala, the 3 million densely populated economic capital city of Cameroon.
The system should enable electricity providers to take corrective actions in various parts of the city to provide a more steady and reliable service to its customer base.
In addition, new companies can use the system to determine the best sites to put up their plants around the city circles.
Cameroon houses vast natural resources capable of providing hydorelectricity to all six central african states and then some.
Despite all this Cameroon has been suffering from massive power shortages, frequent and embarrassing blackouts for over five decades. With an ever expanding economy, Douala presents a chronic display of the electric energy problems of Cameroon
A 201 – megawatt Chinesse sponsored dam is expected to go operational in 2017