Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Thermal Power Plants in Cameroon: A Case Study in Dibamba Power Development Company

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This paper centres on the estimation of carbon dioxide emissions in a Cameroon thermal power plant called Dibamba Power Development Company, in such a way that they can be included as part of Cameroon energy sector inventory or used by the Dibamba Power Development Company to monitor its policy and technology improvements for mitigating climate change. We have estimated the emissions using national emission factors for the consumption of liquid fossil fuels and simulated a mitigation of these emissions till 2018 using alternative fossil fuels and carbon neutral model. The results show that energy demand and carbon dioxide emissions in 2012 are estimated to be 48.964 ktoe and 164.39 kt CO2 respectively. National emission factors for electricity generation are estimated to be 660.63 g/kWh. From 2012 to 2018, the thermal power plant will emit into the atmosphere 1298.42 kt CO2. These results also show that the use of alternative fuels will reduce 59.22 kt CO2 per year for the same period while the use of the carbon neutral model will reduce a total amount of 8.08 kt CO2. Finally, the total quantity of CO2 emission reduced for the period 2012 to 2018 will be 489.91 kt CO2.

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J. Tamba, F. Koffi, L. Monkam, S. Ngoh and S. Biobiongono, "Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Thermal Power Plants in Cameroon: A Case Study in Dibamba Power Development Company," Low Carbon Economy, Vol. 4 No. 4A, 2013, pp. 35-40. doi: 10.4236/lce.2013.44A004.


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