NEK’s CEO meets the President of Ghana at the World Economic Forum in Davos
At the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, business leaders, international political leaders, economists and other opinion leaders come together in order to discuss issues of global concerns such as globalization, climate change, wealth management and also environmental problems and their possible solution
This year's forum was honoured with the presence of the President of the Republic of Ghana - HE Nana Akufo-Addo. On 22nd of January 2020, the Government of Ghana organized at the WEF a high-level private dinner for Ghana's political leaders and business executives. To this dinner, also the CEO of NEK Umwelttechnik AG - Dr. Christoph Kapp - was invited.
He took this opportunity to discuss with the President NEK's 985 MW wind power pipeline in Ghana and how these projects benefit the country and help to tackle climate change. The wind power projects to be constructed between Tema and Ada in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana between 2021 and 2027 will not only provide clean, sustainable and cheap electricity to potential off-takers in Ghana, but the generated electricity will also mainly be exported in the surrounding countries of the ECOWAS through the West African Power Pool network. For this reason, NEK recently has signed a MoU with ECREEE (ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency).
The conversation with the Ghanaian delegation was hold in a very relaxed and interested manner, and the President once again stated the huge interest of the Government of Ghana that these wind power projects are in line with the policy of Ghana to reduce the CO2 footprint of the country and to contribute with renewable energy projects to battle the negative implications of the climate change to the Sub-Sahara countries. The support of the Ghanaian Government will trigger that the aspects related to the export of electricity to other countries will be facilitated in a quicker way.