Ghana: Applications for Building Permits for the two Wind Energy Projects Koluedor and Amlakpo handed in
The development of Wind Energy Projects, which we are pushing forward on behalf of our holding company Upwind International AG in Ghana, is picking up speed.
After the 225 MW Ayitepa Wind Project being in the meantime fully permitted and the 200 MW Konikablo Wind Project already well advanced in the development process, we are intensifying the further planning and projecting work on the Wind Projects Koluedor and Amlakpo: After a longer pre-planning phase we have handed in the applications for the building permits at the District Assembly Ada-West, Greater Accra Region. The two projects are located next to each other north and south of the Tema - Aflao Highway and have a considerable capacity with 160 MW at Koluedor and 200 MW at Amlakpo. The project sites consist of basically uninhabited areas, which so far have been mainly used for cattle rearing and agriculture or lie fallow.
For both projects the environmental authority has already granted the Environmental Permit, which means that no other project may be developed at the same locations which might influence the wind farm negatively.
The sites are situated directly next to the new 330 kV overhead line which WAPP (West African Power Pool) has commissioned recently. The distance to the future feed-in point is therefore small, which makes the projects additionally interesting.
Our wind measurement in the region show constant wind conditions with prevailing south-westerly winds and wind speeds of more than 6.0 m/sec at hub height.
In due time, we will look for a partner on the market which will realise and operate these two wind farms in Ada-West.