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President Akufo-Addo commissions phase II of 15MW solar power plant in Kaleo

The occasion marks a milestone in Ghana's journey towards embracing renewable energy solutions. The newly inaugurated phase of the solar power plant not only adds fifteen megawatts (15MW) of power to the national electricity grid but also promises to enhance the quality of power supply in the Upper West Region.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commissioned phase two of the fifteen-megawatt peak (15MWp) solar power plant on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, in Kaleo, Upper West Region.

The occasion marks a milestone in Ghana’s journey towards embracing renewable energy solutions. The newly inaugurated phase of the solar power plant not only adds fifteen megawatts (15MW) of power to the national electricity grid but also promises to enhance the quality of power supply in the Upper West Region.

 

Furthermore, the initiative is anticipated to contribute significantly to the reduction of national carbon emissions by displacing energy that would otherwise have been generated by gas-fired thermal plants. Preliminary estimates suggest a reduction of eight thousand, nine hundred and seventeen (8,917) tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

In addition to its environmental benefits, the solar power plant is poised to foster practical studies in solar energy development, particularly among Technical Universities in the northern region of the country. This strategic move aligns with the government’s commitment to promoting renewable energy research and innovation.

Reflecting on the project’s progress, President Akufo-Addo reiterated the government’s dedication to enhancing the electricity transmission network. This ongoing investment aims to facilitate the seamless integration of renewable energy sources into the national grid, thereby supporting the extension of electricity access to all corners of the country.

President Akufo-Addo reaffirmed the administration’s ambitious target of achieving full electricity access nationwide by the end of the year, surpassing the current rate of eighty-eight-point-eight per cent (88.8%). This commitment underscores the government’s relentless efforts to leverage renewable energy technologies for the benefit of all citizens.

The commissioning of phase II of the solar power plant underscores Ghana’s proactive approach towards embracing sustainable energy solutions, setting a commendable precedent for other nations in the region. 

With continued investment and innovation in renewable energy infrastructure, Ghana aims to secure a greener and more prosperous future for generations to come.

 

 

 

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