Application for provisional supply licence for 20 MW solar plant in Ghana handed in
NEK has been developing since several months a new 20 MW solar plant near the area where our 225 MW Ayitepa wind farm is located. It’s sited to the north of the Ayitepa wind farm on the Atlantic coast of Ghana.
Based on technical inputs coming from the authorities, we decided to develop this first hybrid renewable energy plant in Africa. As a further step towards the construction licence for the project, the application for a Provisional Generation and Wholesale Supply Licence was handed in to the Energy Commission in the middle of June 2015. We expect that this licence will be issued in the weeks to come so that the further planning work can progress rapidly.
The solar plant is scheduled to be connected to the grid roughly at the same time as the 225 MW wind farm Ayitepa. This is scheduled to be by the end of 2016. The produced electricity will be fed into the 330 kV grid by our new substation at Dawa / Sege. The new WAPP (West African Power Pool) overhead line near our project sites is already completed.