On Tuesday August 16, 2016 in Nyabissan, Ntem Valley Division of the South Region, the Minister of Water Resources and Energy, Basile Atangana Kouna, switched-on the button to close the main spillway of the Memve’ele Hydro-electric dam, so that the dam’s reservoir can be filled. The main reservoir which is 22 Km2 is expected to be filled with 80 million meters cube of water in ten days. It is from the main reservoir that water will be channeled through the canal to the power house for the production of energy.
The closure of the main spillway of the dam marks a crucial stage in the construction process. Presiding over the ceremony to close the spillway in Nyabizan, the Minister of Water and Energy, revealed that the realization rate of the Memve’ele Hydro-electric dam project now stands at 92%. The dam is expected to produce its first megawatts of energy by October this year and upon completion in June 2017, it will be producing 211 megawatts of energy to resolve the energy deficit in the southern part of the country.