Environmental Impact Statement Submitted for the Togbloku Wind Farm Project in Ghana
After NEK had submitted the so-called scoping report to the environmental authority EPA for the Togbloku Wind Project in 2022, the comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement for obtaining the final environmental and social impact approval was now completed at the end of March 2023.
The lengthy process of obtaining EPA approval began with a large-scale information campaign for the local population, affected farmers and landowners and has now ended with the submission of a comprehensive report on environmental and social compatibility. The responsible authorities will now examine the submitted documents in detail. NEK hopes that the EPA permit can then be issued in the next 3 - 4 months.
The Togbloku wind project, located in Ada-East district between the Songor Lagoon and Volta River, will have an installed capacity of up to 280 MW, depending on the turbine type ultimately selected. The EPA permit will allow hub heights of up to 185 m and rotor diameters of 182 m. The wind farm is expected to be connected to the planned switching station in Sege, which is only around 20 km away and where the grid access to the 330 kV WAPP Overhead Line will be.
The project will make a significant contribution towards enabling Ghana to meet the commitments it has made to reduce its CO2 emissions in connection with COP26 and COP27.